Bug In Bluetooth Can Take Dropcam/Nestcam Offline - Google Will Push Fix. Good/Bad?

From Tech Repbulic.


Anyone within bluetooth range of a camera can cause it to try and connect to a new wifi SSID. The attacker specifies a non-existent network, causing the camera to go offline for 60-90 seconds while it is trying to connect. Eventually, it gives up and reconnects to the previous network and comes back online.

It sounds like a fix is in the works from Google, and will likely be pushed down to all devices.

Should firmware auto-downloads for internet-connected devices be standard, or even required? Given recent events, and difficulty in finding firmware at times, it might be time for something like this.

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