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Nest Thermostat Bug highlights the Vulnerability of Smart Homes

Last Decemeber, Nest, the smart homes firm owned by Google, was hit with a software glitch that has seen a number of devices turning themselves off and leaving owners in the cold. A botched software update caused the thermostat's batteries to drain or repeatedly switch on and off which meant it failed to heat homes or provide hot water to many customers. "In some cases, this may cause the device to respond slowly or become unresponsive. We are working on a solution, which we expect to roll out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, performing a manual restart of the thermostat will help until a fix is put in place", said a Nest spokesperson. Nest has since rolled out a software update, which it claims to have solved the issue for 99.5% of affected owners. This isn’t the first time a Nest bug has messed with users’ heating. Last march, a glitch with British […]

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