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Philips Hue LED bulbs susceptible to hackers, malicious hijinks

• Mother Nature
Philips Hue, a web-enabled, 50-watt equivalent LED bulb that I described prior to its launch as being a “spendy, smart, and super-chromatic showstopper,” is one versatile little light bulb.
A quick refresher from my original post on what's been dubbed by the marketing folks over at Philips Lighting as “the world’s smartest web-enabled LED home lighting system:"
 … an upgradable and future-proof network of Hue bulbs can transform your home into a veritable discotheque (or the set of a Dario Argento movie) if you aren’t feelin’ that boring old white light or want to let potential intruders that you're really home while traveling. And in addition to allowing for vibrant, customized colors (apparently more than 16 million colors are possible including an “incandescent white”) and remotely turning the bulbs on and off via smartphone or tablet, the Hue system is capable of a whole lot more.

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