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#1 upstatemike

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 06:39 PM

Does this spell the end for Lifx?

 

https://english.madh...onal-info-study

 

https://latesthackin...-under-an-hour/

 

 



#2 LarrylLix

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 08:27 PM

Does this spell the end for Lifx?

 

https://english.madh...onal-info-study

 

https://latesthackin...-under-an-hour/

Gotta love the cloud crowd!  :ph34r:

However I can stand outside most people's windows with a megaphone and control their TXs, lights, and door locks in many cases.

 

"Alexa...unlock all doors!" People can be really ignorant about things.



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 09:13 PM

upstatemike, on 23 Oct 2019 - 19:43, said:
Does this spell the end for Lifx?


The article about Lifx is dated February 2019 and, at its very end, it states the security flaw was corrected.


The other article mentions bulbs that can be controlled via IR. I'm not aware of any IR control for Lifx bulbs (nor Philips Hue). It uses Wi-Fi (and the other uses ZigBee).

FWIW, I looked up the brand of bulb shown in the article's photo (Kohree) and it isn't controlled via IR either. It uses Wi-Fi as well (and probably connects to the outside word via the Tuya cloud service).

Edited by 123, 23 October 2019 - 09:22 PM.





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