Smart light bulbs vulnerable to hacking2016-11-04 04:03 by Daniela
A new study has found that flaws in wireless technology could allow hackers to remotely hack smart devices, like light bulbs and light switches.
To demonstrate the vulnerability, researchers used Philips Hue smart lamps and injected a software worm that allowed them to control the device. The attack relied on a weakness in a common wireless radio protocol called ZigBee that Philips uses to make its Hue light bulbs part of an online network.
The revelation comes at a time of growing concern over how the so-called Internet of things, in which ordinary devices are controlled via an online network, can turn hostile.
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