Wi-Fi password can be hacked with smart lightbulb

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dragon1952, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Dragon1952

    Dragon1952 Registered Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Hollow Earth - Telos
  2. x942

    x942 Guest

    This was my biggest worry when I got some Philips Hue Bulbs. I know it would be more expensive but I wish these "smart devices" would use WiFi to communicate instead of Zigbee or what-ever-other-standard they want to use. These standards just haven't been reviewed as much as WiFi and, alot of them are flawed. At least with WiFi we know WPA2 is secure if configured right.

    Personally I just run my lights over a different Wireless AP that has no access to anything else (not even internet). This way I get to use cool tech, and not worry about a security breach as much.
  3. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    I'll turn my lights on with a standard wall or lamp switch and avoid the whole problem.