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Security researchers are warning of an exploit in the ZigBee low-power wireless power protocol that could allow an attacker to infiltrate a home network through smart lighting. The researches focused primarily on Philips Hue smart bulbs because of their market popularity in the smart lighting segment, though the ZigBee protocol is actually used on a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. "Continuing from where the previous research left off, Check Point’s researchers showed how a threat actor could exploit an IoT network (smart lightbulbs and their control bridge) to launch attacks on conventional computer networks in homes, businesses or even smart cities," Check Point stated... Read more...
The long Labor Day holiday weekend is here, and if you are looking to do some shopping this weekend for deals, Amazon has some deals you don’t even have to leave your home to take advantage of. The online shopping giant has some nice deals on Philips Hue Lighting products and control hubs that will work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with Google Home products. With an Amazon Echo device in your home and these smart bulbs, you can control the lighting in your home using your voice. Forgot to turn off the lights in the kitchen and you don't want to pause the game? Just tell Alexa to turn them off. You do need a few things to be able to pull that scenario off . You need an... Read more...
Philips heavily invested into tech that it integrated with some of its higher-end TVs years back called Ambiglow or Ambilight. That tech put a backlight behind the TV that would glow to match the action on screen with light that filled the room. Watch a flick with the Incredible Hulk and your room would glow green. It is slick technology that not only improved immersion in a movie, but the light also helped to bias the eye to prevent flicker from the screen from straining your eyes in a dark room. Philips is now doing something similar for owners of its Hue lightbulbs with a new app called "Philips Hue Sync" for Mac and Windows. With that app, the user can sync Hue lightbulbs with films, music,... Read more...