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How to Hack a Philips Hue Light Bulb? (Video)

Aug 14 2013, 11:30am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

The latest feared event to hit the scene is the possible hacking of light bulbs. The Internet of Things (IoT) has made even this bizarre scenario a likely occurrence in future times. And credit goes to the simplistic security arrangements.

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How to Hack a Philips Hue Light Bulb? (Video)

How to Hack a Philips Hue Light Bulb? (Video)

A Philips hue wireless lighting complex that is controlled by computers may be vulnerable to hacking by anyone from pranksters to criminals who want to take advantage of the dark. The device that enables the safety of this system is a hacker’s dream come true. Its code can be easily cracked. The Hue LED Lighting System, a creation of Phillips is the ideal example of such a phenomenon. The Internet of Things has brought everything from lighting to locks to thermostats within the ambit of computerized technology. But the blessing is also a curse in disguise. Hackers lie waiting in the shadows and they can pounce and disable your system at the drop of a hat. 

The problem is that lighting is a necessity in cases of preventing burglary and theft. Via lights at night you may identify anyone. But a person who is on the same network as the consumer may hack into the system easily and cause a blackout. The fatal flaw in the lighting system remains and it is a sitting duck for hardened hackers. A researcher named Nitesh Dhanjani recently showed how it is possible to worm one’s way into the code developed by Phillips. Therefore this is a clear sign to the company that it ought to take its system more seriously. After all, nobody wants to be robbed after the lights suddenly go out for no apparent reason.  

Step by step demonstration of hacking Philips hue light bulbs can be downloaded from here. You can also see the following video demonstration of how to hack a Philips hue light bulb.

 

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