Last week, Google developers decided to disable all integrations of Xiaomi smart devices with the Nest Hub and Assistant, as some users could access other people's cameras.
It all started when a Reddit user noticedthat the Google Nest Hub shows him footage from other people's homes, and not footage from his own Xiaomi Mijia 1080P camera. So, among the frames posted by a worried user, there were images of a sleeping child, someone’s corridor and an unknown man asleep in a chair. At the same time, the owner of the camera emphasized that he bought it new on AliExpress, and the latest firmware version was installed on the device.
This incident quickly came to the attention of Google employees who contacted the victim and began to investigate what was happening. As a result, the integration of Xiaomi devices with Google services was disconnected for security reasons, and Google representatives wrote that working in conjunction with Xiaomi, they found outthat the problem only applies to the platform for cameras.
As reported now Xiaomi representatives, the problem was related to updating the cache dated December 26, 2019 (which was designed to improve the quality of streaming) and occurred only under certain conditions. So, it is now believed that the bug has affected about 1000 users.
Currently, Xiaomi developers claim that they fixed the problem, and the integration of Xiaomi smart devices (except cameras) with Google solutions has been restored. Google promised to restore all the functionality of the cameras soon, but only after the company made sure that the original problem was completely eliminated.