A Reddit user has stated that his Xiaomi camera displayed still images of strangers on his Google Nest device.
The user, “Dio-V” was shown still images of random users after trying to stream content from a Xiaomi Mijia camera to a Google Nest Hub. The images included an elderly gentleman sleeping on a chair and a baby sleeping in its crib.
Dio-V published footage of the security issue adding: “When I load the Xiaomi camera into my Google home hub I get stills from other people’s homes!!”
It remains unclear as to when Dio-V’s feed began displaying still images of other people’s homes or how long the camera was connected to his Google account.
Commenting on the issue, a Xiaomi spokesperson said: “Upon investigation, we have found out the issue was caused by a cache update on December 26, 2019, which was designed to improve camera streaming quality. This has only happened in extremely rare conditions.
“In this case, it happened during the integration between Mi Home Security Camera Basic 1080p and the Google Home Hub with a display screen under poor network conditions.”
Xiaomi has now fixed the issue with Google, and has suspended the service until the root cause has been completely solved.
Google said: “We’re aware of the issue and are in contact with Xiaomi to work on a fix. In the meantime, we’re disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices.”