Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer

Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer

Review date: Oct. 23, 2019

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy
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.

What could happen if something goes 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.
mobile Privacy Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks location

Device: No

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t Determine

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

No

Encryption

Can’t Determine

We were unable to determine how this device uses encryption.

Strong password

No

We were unable to determine whether this device requires users to create a strong, unique password.

Security updates

Yes

Does it get regular software/firmware updates?

Manages vulnerabilities

Can’t Determine

We were unable to determine whether the company manages security vulnerabilities.

Privacy policy

Yes

Does it have a privacy policy?

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

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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