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Light Bulbs Hacked


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). Their method involved tricking the lights into accepting a malicious firmware update — from there, the hackers were able to take control of the bulbs and force them to flash against their will.


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