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Smart bulb

Smart bulb

(also smart lightbulb)

Smart bulb definition

A smart bulb is a type of IoT device that enables the user to customize, schedule, and control a lightbulb through an internet connection.

Smart bulb attack example

In 2020, researchers from Check Point discovered that an attacker could hack into a home’s computer network through the popular Philips Hue smart lighting device. Philips later said that it had fixed the issue.

Stopping a smart bulb attack

  • Change your IoT device’s factory-set password.
  • Keep your devices updated.
  • Create an offline Wi-Fi LAN.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security