It is highly unlikely that anyone will hack into your Nest cameras, but it has happened. And if you don't activate two-factor authentication on your Nest account, it may eventually happen to you.
A family's Nest camera has recently been hacked and used to bark a false emergency message about an impending North Korea missile strike using Nest Cam's built-in speakers ̵1; a bizarre way to use the chopped camera safely.
Google says that this hacking job was only achieved by using a compromised password that was also used on another site that is being broken. Activating two-factor authentication would have prevented the Nest camera from being hacked.
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There was also another instance of a Nest Cam (used as a baby monitor) that was compromised where perp began to cry expletives through the camera's speakers. What is wrong with these people? It's just weird.
Long story cards, Wi-Fi cameras can get hacked in. That being said, if you do not have two-factor authentication enabled for your Nest account, here's how.
Go to home.nest.com in a web browser (you can't do it from the app, unfortunately) and sign in to your account.
Touch your profile profile at the top right of the screen.
Select "Settings" from the drop
Scroll down and press the changer during "2-step verification."
Enter your mobile number and press "Send code." This is the phone number that verification codes will be sent to via text (SMS two-factor authentication is not good, but it is definitely better than nothing).
Enter in the six-digit code It was sent to you and enter it in the boxes. Then press "Continue".
Hit "Done" at the bottom to complete the setting.
Now that you need to log in to your Nest account, "a text will be sent with a code you enter.