Vulnerability Hack Home Network Via Philips Hue.
The well-known cybersecurity company Check Point Software, spoke about the vulnerability found in the most popular Philips Hue smart lamps on the market.
White hackers were able to crack the system of Philips Hue bulbs and the Philips Hue Hub control device. The lamps are connected to the smart home system using the ZigBee protocol. The vulnerability allows access to the user’s home network, including computers and devices connected to it.
By connecting, the hacker changes the light settings to convince the user of the incorrect operation of the system. When the user in the application tries to resolve the problem, the hacker tricks him into connecting a “compromised” light bulb, having already installed the necessary malicious code, which will allow him to get to the entire home network.
As noted on The Verge, the problematic ZigBee protocol could jeopardize not only Philips Hue, but Amazon’s Yale and Ring doorbells, Samsung SmartThings home systems, Ikea Tradfri bulbs, Honeywell thermostats, and Belkin WeMo switches.
Fortunately, experts reported a vulnerability found in Philips and Signify, which owns the Philips Hue brand, back in November 2019. Signify acknowledged the existence of the vulnerability and released a patched firmware with the number 1935144040. Users are advised to make sure that the smart home system receives automatic updates.