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Wyze cam vulnerability, new HomeKit widgets & more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

HomeKit Insider

On this episode of HomeKit Insider, we break down the recent Wyze cam security vulnerability, discuss a new updater for HomeKit widgets, and more.

Recently, it was uncovered that Wyze had a crucial security vulnerability with its V1 smart home cameras that allowed hackers to gain control. While this still wasn't easy to achieve and often would require a hacker to be within the network, Wyze opted to not disclose this information.

Instead, the company released a new version of the camera and recommended nobody continue using the first version. These cameras are not HomeKit compatible but offer up another reason why users may prefer to stick with Apple's smart home ecosystem.

HomeKit Secure Video cameras offer additional security and don't rely on outside servers. As HomeKit products, their external access can also be limited with a HomeKit router.

In more positive news this week, the excellent Home Widgets app was updated to version 1.2. This update includes many new widget options including those for quickly accessing HomeKit cameras — both snapshots as well as live feeds.

There are other new features too such as the ability to view battery levels from the widget and the ability to change light colors from your Home Screen.

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