Security Flaw Reported in Internet-Connected Lightbulbs

Less than two weeks after a massive botnet attack powered largely by insecure web-connected home devices brought much of the internet to a temporary standstill, researchers are detailing an apparent security flaw with Philips Hue smart bulbs, and potentially other devices that communicate using ZigBee transmissions, too. The report, titled "IoT Goes Nuclear," explains how researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, were able to remotely hack Philips Hue bulbs from either a car or a drone at a distance of 229 feet (about 70 meters).

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