Skip to comments.Discarded smart lightbulbs reveal your wifi passwords, stored in the clear
Posted on 02/10/2019 6:38:37 PM PST by ameribbean expat
Your smart lightbulb is probably storing your wifi password in the clear, ready to be recovered by wily dumpster-divers; Limited Results discovered the security worst-practice during a teardown of a Lifx bulb; and that's just for starters: the bulbs also store their RSA private key and root passwords in the clear and have no security measures to prevent malicious reflashings of their ROMs with exploits, network probes and other nasties.
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Can you translate that into readable English? “in the clear?”
How many Democrats does it take to screw-in a smart light-bulb?
Unencrypted. Plain text.
The security information is not stored encrypted. It’s straight text that anybody can read.
in the clear” means not encrypted. You can open and read it with Notepad or Word and any text editor.
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All my lightbulbs are Marie Harf lightbulbs.
They’re too stupid to know anything.
Okay. Whats a smart bulb?
Fortunately we still have about 300 incandescent bulbs of various wattages (60, 70, 100) left... None of them cares about WIFI passwords...
You can communicate by WiFi with it to turn it on and off and dim it, is my guess. Seems like overkill.
I still use flourescent bulbs — dumb bulbs — and have hundreds in storage w/ my prepper stuff on 27 5-tier shelves, in the basement.
No worries, here. I break them before throwing them away, too.
What specific type bulb? CFL, LED, what? And by what link or connection would a light bulb in any room of my house record only passwords that are used on smart my phone or laptop in some other room in my house?
How? Does the bulb have a usb port to access the info? How does one get the info off the bulb?
Make a VPN to run the smart devices?
[T]he government of persons is replaced by the administration of things, and by the conduct of processes of production.Just like this was destined to go wrong, everything patterned after it does as well.
Friedrich Engels, 1877
Sounds like a lightbulb for insufferable people who like to brag about their lightbulbs ... along with everything else.
That was my question.
I can turn on my own lightbulbs, thank you.
(I grew up having to actually get up off the couch to change the channel...)
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