Is WiFi password stored locally/plain text?

Hi. I made a significant blunder the other day and sold a Wyze item on eBay without doing a factory reset. Not sure what I was thinking, or rather, I clearly wasn’t. Anyway, I know the best course of action is to reset my router password then update all of my devices. But I can’t seem to find any definitive information as to whether or not the password could be retrieved from the device itself. In other words, can the buyer find my WiFi password?

Obviously I need to, at the least, reset my Wyze password. But I have around 50 various IOT items from multiple manufacturers, resetting them all is daunting, to say the least.

I don’t know if it’s in clear text or not. But I’m not sure why you’d be worried about changing your WiFi password. The person you sold it to would have to come within a couple of hundred feet of your house and… Then what? Use your router to download porn? It seems unlikely. Your only exposure would be if you had wide open file shares on your PCs…and again, what would impel the buyer to go to all that trouble?

I doubt Wyze keeps any Wyze credentials on the camera, so you probably didn’t need to change that either. Just delete it from your account.

Unless the person that bought your WYZE cam lives in the same state as you, I wouldn’t be concerned even if it did expose your password. Who is going to travel hundreds of miles in hopes of being able to use someone’s WiFi network to potentially gain access to something?

Furthermore, whomever bought it likely wants to use it. With this being the case, one of the first things they will do is perform a factory reset so they can get it on their own network.

Hey, thanks for the replies. To which I say, “duh”. I’m getting my WiFi password confused with my modem administrator password. Again, duh.


They also will have no access to your Wyze account.
The first thing they have to do to use the camera is to reset it.

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