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Watch Drone Hack Room Full of Smart Lightbulbs From Outside Window

The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare. Following that massive DDoS attack that used an IoT-botnet to interrupt major swaths of the Internet a few weeks ago, The New York Times outlined a threat detailed in a new report pleasantly titled "IoT Goes Nuclear." In it, researchers detail a scenario whereby connected devices are infected by a worm that sets off a chain reaction, theoretically creating a doomsday-like scenario for smart cities containing millions of densely interconnected devices.

The team demonstrated the threat by infecting a Hue lamp with a virus that then spread by jumping from one lamp to its neighbors, whether the lights were on the same private network or not. Worse yet, the researchers didn’t need physical access to the lights — they were infected wirelessly by a drone or car while still a few hundred feet away. In the video above you can see the lights being hacked to signal SOS repeatedly in Morse Code. As the drone draws closer you can see more lights starting to blink as the worm spreads across devices.

Read complete report here.

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