Smart lightbulbs can now be used to spread malware inside your home.
Smart lights are the newest trend that is now widely used in most of the homes. These lights provide various customizing and comforting options related to the lighting of the house. In recent research, these lights were found to have a vulnerability that can be used by hackers to spread malware.
The lights were found to have a flaw that can be used by hackers to gain entry to your house. The devices which were found to have these flaws include various established names like Amazon’s Echo speakers, Philips smart lightbulbs, and Belkin’s WEMO. Connecting smart devices to home networks might affect all the connected devices in the same network.
Researchers have informed the organizations regarding the bugs and vulnerabilities involved in the issue. Organizations like Philips and Amazons have reverted back by providing assurance on the security protocol updates. NPAV recommends the users to keep their software updated and keep looking and installing newly launched security patches.
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