Wyze Robot Vacuum

Wyze Robot Vacuum

Wyze
Wi-Fi

Passé en revue le : 8 novembre 2021

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Mozilla a effectué 6 heures de recherches
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L’avis de Mozilla :

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Vote du public : Super flippant

LIDAR! Everyone needs a vacuum with LIDAR! LIDAR is basically a spinning laser on top of your vacuum that spins around 6 times a second mapping out your home to 2,016 points in your room. Cool This is the same technology used in some driverless cars and you can have it in your vacuum! The Wyze App allows users to set virtual boundaries to keep the vacuum away from off limits areas. Want to vacuum while you are away from home? Use the app to track your vacuum in real time as it cruises around your house. And yes, we checked, those lasers spinning on the top of the vacuum aren't likely to blind you.

Que pourrait-il se passer en cas de problème ?

This robot vacuum from Wyze doesn’t have a built-in camera. Instead it has room mapping sensors and LIDAR lasers. These are generally a safer bet than cameras in your home. However, researchers found that LIDAR robot vacuums can be hacked to and used to spy on voice conversations, even without a microphone.

This vacuum does connect to WiFi and shares some data back to Wyze. Fortunately, on the privacy side of things, Wyze seems pretty good. There’s nothing in Wyze’s privacy policy that worries us overly much. We like that Wyze does not sell your personal information. They say they can share de-identified or aggregated information with third parties, which is pretty common and not too worrisome. Although it’s a good time to remind you that it’s been found to be pretty easy to de-anonymize some types of data and track down an individual’s patterns, especially with location data. And they do some targeted advertising with data they collect.

One concern we did find with Wyze is in December 2019, they suffered a huge data leak that exposed the personal information of 2.4 million security camera users when they left a database unprotected for 22 days. That is not good, not good at all. Fortunately, Wyze jumped on fixing their epic goof, which is what you want to see when something like this happens. Hopefully, Wyze won’t have any more data leaks, especially ones involving any data this robot vacuum collects about your home.

What’s the worst that could happen? It would be pretty terrible to have your cool LIDAR robot vacuum hacked, the LIDAR used to “listen” into top secret conversations about your banking account numbers and travel plans, and then bad guys use those hacked conversations to rob you blind. That is very unlikely to happen. Still, it seems it’s not impossible.

Conseils pour vous protéger

  • Use two-factor authentication
  • Limit your robot vacuum's data sharing
  • Use strong passwords
  • Keep your robot vacuum's firmware updated
  • Check Wyze security & trust tips
  • Don't connect your Wyze app to any social networks like Facebook.
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Ce produit peut-il m’espionner ? informations

Caméra

Appareil : Non

Application : Non

Microphone

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Piste la géolocalisation

Appareil : Non

Application : Oui

Que peut-on utiliser pour s’inscrire ?

Quelles données l’entreprise collecte-t-elle ?

Comment l’entreprise utilise-t-elle les données ?

Wyze does not sell your personal information. However, Wyze may share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties, under your consent. Wyze also uses your data to target advertisement.

Comment pouvez-vous contrôler vos données ?

You can request that data be deleted. Wyze may still retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Quel est l’historique de l’entreprise en matière de protection des données des utilisateurs et utilisatrices ?

À améliorer

In 2019, a massive leak happened at Wyze, exposing information from 2.4M customers. To Wyze’s credit, it has been very detailed in describing what happened, when, why, how, and what the company is doing about it.

Ce produit peut-il être utilisé hors connexion ?

Non

Informations relatives à la vie privée accessibles et compréhensibles ?

Non

The privacy statement mentions audio data, but there's no explanation of what is being collected and what happens to it.

Liens vers les informations concernant la vie privée

Ce produit respecte-t-il nos critères élémentaires de sécurité ? informations

Oui

Chiffrement

Oui

Mot de passe robuste

Oui

Mises à jour de sécurité

Oui

Gestion des vulnérabilités

Oui

Politique de confidentialité

Oui

Le produit utilise-t-il une IA ? informations

Oui

Cette IA est-elle non digne de confiance ?

Impossible à déterminer

Quel genre de décisions l’IA prend-elle à votre sujet ou pour vous ?

Mapping of the space, obstacle detection

L’entreprise est-elle transparente sur le fonctionnement de l’IA ?

Oui

Les fonctionnalités de l’IA peuvent-elles être contrôlées par l’utilisateur ou l’utilisatrice ?

Non

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