Osram’s Lightify brand of connected, iPhone-controlled lightbulbs is reportedly subject to security flaws that could allow unwanted access to your home network, according to a report from security researchers Rapid7 (via ZDnet).
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Osram sells its own system as a starter kit with A19 bulbs and a Wi-Fi hub to allow control from companion smartphone apps, but its bulbs are also compatible with other connected lighting systems including Philips Hue and compatible products using the ZigBee protocol.
The report from Rapid7 claimed that Osram plans to update most of the security vulnerabilities in an upcoming update.
Update July 27: Osram sent over the following statement on the issue:
OSRAM agreed to security testing on existing LIGHTIFY products by Security researchers from Rapid7. Since being notified about the vulnerabilities identified by Rapid7, OSRAM has taken actions to analyze, validate and implement a risk-based remediation strategy, and the majority of vulnerabilities will be patched in the next version update, currently planned for release in August.
Rapid7 security researchers also highlighted certain vulnerabilities within the ZigBee® protocol, which are unfortunately not in OSRAM’s area of influence. OSRAM is in ongoing coordination with the ZigBee® Alliance in relation to known and newly discovered vulnerabilities.