Researchers Use Smart Bulb for Data Exfiltration

  • Researchers with software risk measurement and management company Checkmarx were able to create two mobile applications that abuse the functionality of smart bulbs for data exfiltration.

    For their experiment, the researchers used the Magic Blue smart bulbs, which work with both Android and iOS, and which rely on Bluetooth 4.0 for communication. The devices are made by a Chinese company called Zengge, which claims to be a supplier for brands such as Philips and Osram.

    Read more about how researchers were able to exfiltrate data from smart bulbs on SecurityWeek.