Your $60 Philips Hue light bulb is totally hackable

Well whaddaya know, those fancy-schmancy LED light bulbs the gubmint is making us buy can be turned off permanently with a few lines of malicious Java code.

What good is a light bulb if you can’t turn it on?

Nobody ever hacked one of Edison’s good old incandescent light bulbs. But since you can’t buy them anymore you’re going to have to install virus protections in your lamps. This is known as “progress.”

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