Owners of WeMo home automation devices should upgrade them to the latest firmware version, which was released last week to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to fully compromise them.

The vulnerability was discovered by researchers from security firm Invincea in the Belkin WeMo Switch, a smart plug that allows users to remotely turn their electronics on or off by using their smartphones. They confirmed the same flaw in a WeMo-enabled smart slow cooker from Crock-Pot, and they think it’s probably present in other WeMo products, too.

WeMo devices like the WeMo Switch can be controlled via a smartphone app that communicates with them over a local Wi-Fi network or over the Internet through a cloud service run by Belkin, the creator of the WeMo home automation platform.

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