How can I make my home lighting system more secure?

Episode 994 (2:03:39)

Mark from Sacramento, CA

Mark recently installed an automated home lighting system through Insteon that he can control with his smartphone, and it's been working fine. However, he recently became concerned when he realized he could get right into the web interface with no password just by browsing to that port. Leo says this sounds like an exploit and is the fault of Insteon. Leo advises emailing Insteon to notify them of this security hole. He should also keep this lighting controller up to date if they do release a fix.

Leo also says some third party router software like DD-WRT or Tomato may be more secure and even faster. He was thinking of getting an Apple Time Capsule, which could also be faster.