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The Potential Risk Of Smart Light Bulbs

Smart light bulbs are, well, light bulbs, but with added features. You can turn them on and off without needing to press a switch; you just need a mobile app or a digital home assistant. What’s more, you can also change the color of the light bulb to your liking.

It turns out, however, that these light bulbs can be used to hack the computer networks in our homes.

So if one of your smart light bulbs starts to malfunction, it may be a sign that it is being hacked, and a sign that your home network is under threat.

More details about this over at Fast Company.

(Video Credit: Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd./ YouTube)

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2000: Your light bulb emits more heat than light.
2020: Your light bulb is a futuristic color LED DDOSing Github on behalf of the People's Republic of China.
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