Wyze security camera owners report seeing strangers' camera feeds

According to Mashable, on September 8, 2023, some Wyze users reported seeing the feeds and camera logs of other users. Wyze confirmed that the merged feeds stemmed from "a web caching issue" that only affected desktop users during a 30-minute time period. However, many users expressed deeper privacy worries with the home camera system, given that this is not the first time Wyze has been criticized for its lax security measures.

In 2022, a security flaw was discovered that had allowed hackers to access video storage for three years. And in 2021, a data leak exposed the personal information of 2.4 million users.

Commenters on social media were outraged by the latest privacy breach. Some people called for a boycott of Wyze products, while others said they would be deleting their Wyze cameras.

Wyze has said that it is working to improve its security measures. However, it remains to be seen whether the company can regain the trust of its users.

Here are some additional details from the article:

* The web caching issue was caused by a bug in the way that Wyze's web viewer handled video streams.
* The bug allowed users to see the feeds of other users if they shared the same IP address.
* Wyze has fixed the bug and said that it is working to prevent it from happening again.
* The company has also offered affected users a free year of premium cloud storage.