Visible to the public "UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs"Conflict Detection Enabled

Smart bulbs are expected to be among the most popular gifts this holiday season. However, smart bulbs could have security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to steal users' personal information. Therefore, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio conducted a study on the security vulnerabilities contained by popular smart light bulb brands. According to Murtuza Jadliwala, professor and director of the Science, Privacy, Trust and Ethics in Computing Research Lab in UTSA's Department of Computer Science, smart bulbs have infrared capabilities that could be abused by hackers steal data or spoof other Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the network to which the bulbs are connected. The infrared invisible light produced by the smart bulbs can be used by hackers to send commands that could result in the performance of these malicious activities. This article continues to discuss the increased popularity of smart bulbs, how hackers could use these bulbs to steal information, and recommendations for avoiding such attacks on smart bulbs.

UTSA reports "UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs"