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PSA - Update your Belkin WEMO issued KRACK and DNS mask vunerability patch. Mods can move to other forum if need be...

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I know many of us here have participated in the deals for Belkin Wemo outlets here on SD-which are vulnerable to KRACK

Noticed today that my Wemo was upgrading the firmware to patch for the KRACK vulnerability. Upon further research, it appears there was a DNS masq patch too.
Patch is for Core products (Switch, Sensor, Insight, Light Switch, LED-Link, Mini and Dimmer ) firmware version: 2.00.11054

More details here:
http://community.wemo.com/t5/WEMO...td-p/44296

As stated in the title, mods can move to another forum after some exposure in Hot deals since many of us don't frequent the other forums as much and this is an important patch IMHO.

TU or TD as you wish as I know some hate PSA posts in Hot Deals but hopefully it helps a few from hacks, security or phantom issues due to KRACK or DNS masq flaw. I'll leave it to the mods to decide how long it should stay in HD.

P.S. There are some reports of issues with remote access or Alexa access after update, but I didn't experience any such issue on 3 of my Wemo outlets. I waited 30 mins and tested them all before posting this.

However, I think the more devices you have or more complicated your system, there is a greater chance of issues after this update. YMMV
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Aren't these patches pushed in by Wemo?
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Thank you!
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Aren't these patches pushed in by Wemo?
Yeah, I thought so too until I used my app to turn on an outlet today and a popup showed the new firmware patch that was 4 days old. So, I guess depending on your settings and how often it gets access to the servers. BUT give how serious this flaw is, patch sooner rather than later. It's already been 5 months since KRACK was first discovered!

Only way to really know for yourself is to go to the app and check under Settings and About to see what the latest Firmware is under the Hardware Info tab.
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Thanks OP! I updated mine after seeing this.
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thanks for the psa. I set my outlets up and haven't had to open the app since, wouldn't have known about this!
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Updated. Thx OP
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How do we prompt the update? Opening the app dosn't seem to do it.
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How do we prompt the update? Opening the app dosn't seem to do it.
Check under "Settings and About"> to see what the latest Firmware is under the "Hardware Info" >. If 2.00.11054, you may already have had the latest pushed.
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Say NO to KRACK.
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Thanks OP! Opened my app and saw the update.
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Still some thinking on wemo part. Should follow the footstep of ST.
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Dont open up any LAN / network / smart devices to the internet.

Use a home hardware based vpn tunnel for remote access to your LAN devices

Setup ur own network services in-house like dns server on a NAS or a VM or a nuc or small home server.

Dont trust every smart enabled device vendor with plug n play remote access and upnp. Lock it all down, setup explicit firewall rules in a real firewall and/or router or vpn device

Stop being lazy and naive - nothing is foolproof, trust no one - especially not some small time or unknown or sells a little bit of everything company

when it comes to current day tech security is nowhere near perfect but you can mitigate by hardening your home network and let someone else be easy pickins
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Dont open up any LAN / network / smart devices to the internet.

Use a home hardware based vpn tunnel for remote access to your LAN devices

Setup ur own network services in-house like dns server on a NAS or a VM or a nuc or small home server.

Dont trust every smart enabled device vendor with plug n play remote access and upnp. Lock it all down, setup explicit firewall rules in a real firewall and/or router or vpn device

Stop being lazy and naive - nothing is foolproof, trust no one - especially not some small time or unknown or sells a little bit of everything company

when it comes to current day tech security is nowhere near perfect but you can mitigate by hardening your home network and let someone else be easy pickins
True, but how many people on the forum do you think understands how to do that? Or understand technical terms like, NAS, VM, or how to review firewall rules?! I would guess small percentage. Those who do understand your terms probably already have those things locked down. I know I do.
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