Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer
Belkin $59.99

Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer

Review Date 10/23/19

Picture it. You and your date had a great evening out. You've just arrived back at your place, you're sitting on your couch, all signs point to --> it's time to create the mood. The last thing you want to do is stand up and dim the lights. With this little WiFi smart dimmer switch, you can tell your lights to dim down to sexy time levels with an app on your phone or, even better, by asking Google, Alexa, or Siri to do it for you. That'll be sure to impress and increase your chances at getting lucky. Just beware, this switch doesn't work with a 3-way......light bulb.

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Overall Security Rating
2/5 star
Encryption
U
We were unable to determine how this device uses encryption.
Security updates
Yes
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Strong password
No
We were unable to determine whether this device requires users to create a strong, unique password.
Manages vulnerabilities
U
We were unable to determine whether the company manages security vulnerabilities.
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: No | App: Yes
Microphone
Device: No | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: No | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
With your consent, Belkin can share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. Belkin can share aggregated, de-identified data with anyone. This means that Belkin strips your data of personal information and then pools it with other user data and can share it with anyone.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
No
Belkin's privacy policy is written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to an average consumer.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Because Belkin never responded to our privacy and security questions, it's hard to tell just how secure and private this WiFi dimmer switch is. Security researchers discovered that the Belkin Wemo Insight smart plug is still at risk for attack even though security vulnerabilities had been identified and disclosed over a year ago. This affects the security of the entire Wemo smart home ecosystem, including the smart dimmer. So buyer beware -- it would be terrible to have an unsecured dimmer switch someone could mess with when you're trying to create that sexy-time mood.

How to contact the company

Phone Number (800) 223-5546
Email None
Twitter belkincares

Updates

Belkin Wemo Zero-Day Vulnerability Could Leave the Door Open for IoT Attacks
SecurityIntelligence
The Belkin Wemo Insight smart plug is still at risk of zero-day attacks nearly one year after a vulnerability was first disclosed, security researchers discovered.
McAfee ATR Team Discovers New IoT Vulnerability in Wemo Insight Smart Plugs
MacAfee Security Blog
McAfee Labs Advanced Threat Research team uncovered a flaw in one of these IoT devices: the Wemo Insight Smart Plug, which is a Wi-Fi–connected electric outlet.

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