Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer

Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer

Review date: 10/23/2019

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.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

How can you control your data?

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

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Can’t determine

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

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?

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info

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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