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Researchers hack smartphone-controlled LED light bulbs


Securityweek - (International) Researchers with Context Information Security demonstrated how WiFi-enabled LED light bulbs manufactured by LIFX can be compromised and controlled remotely by an attacker. The researchers found that most wireless communication protocols were unencrypted, allowing them to inject traffic and control the light bulbs.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:51