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The technology that can turn on the lights in your home with a simple swipe on your smartphone may seem really cool. Thing is, hackers could have their eye on the same thing.  New research by Dalhousie University PhD student Colin O’Flynn and colleagues in Israel has found smart bulbs could be susceptible to infiltration — so much so that lights in a household, or even an apartment building outfitted with the technology, could be taken over by hackers.

Source: CBC News

Date: November 23rd, 2016

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/smart-light-bulbs-hacking-1.3836516

Discussion

1) How could a company usefully use this technology for a consumer?

2) Is there anything that is NOT hackable?

 

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