Well, it's not an extremely precarious thing if a hacker actually manages to take control of my Philips Hue bulbs, but as a customer you can be a bit sad when you see how little creative the security aspects are when controlling the LED bulbs from Philips were addressed. It is not the case that one would get into the Hue central unit called Bridge with the simplest means, but it is certainly advisable for Philips to do a little more effort here in the future to protect the system from unauthorized access.
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The hacker who found out also published a PDF that goes into the technical details. Those who are interested should visit the Read the website of Nitesh Dhanjani.
If you want to see the whole thing in practice, you will find a suitable video called "Hacking Lightbulbs" on YouTube:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.