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Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear 77

Posted by timothy
from the did-you-leave-the-iron-on-or-shall-I? dept.
chicksdaddy writes "The Security Ledger reports that the security firm IOActive has discovered serious security holes in the WeMo home automation technology from Belkin. The vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to use Belkin's WeMo devices to virtually vandalize connected homes, or as a stepping stone to other computers connected on a home network. IOActive researcher Mike Davis said on Tuesday that his research into Belkin's WeMo technology found the 'devices expose users to several potentially costly threats, from home fires with possible tragic consequences down to the simple waste of electricity.' IOActive provided information on Davis's research to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT), which issued an advisory on the WeMo issues on Tuesday. There has been no response yet from Belkin."
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Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear

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  • by sexconker (1179573) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @04:26PM (#46279337)

    Well your wifi network should not have any access to the internal network... period.

    What the fuck? My girlfriend has a laptop. We both have phones. Those devices connect to our internal network via Wifi. We need to access the LAN over Wifi.
    If you want a separate network for your home automation shit, then you've got to have some means of controlling it, so you're inevitably going to end up bridging the two networks at some point.

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