Osram Smart Lighting Vulnerability ‘Unnaceptable’
A number of vulnerabilities in Osram’s lighting range have been discovered by cybersecurity group Rapid7.
The vulnerabilities would allow an intruder to not only access and control a user’s home Wi-Fi network but also operate the connected Osram lights.
Osram have already rolled out a small software update to rectify some of the issues.
According to them, “since being notified about the vulnerabilities identified by Rapid7, Osram has taken actions to analyse, validate and implement a risk-based remediation strategy.
The company has pledged to rectify the remaining vulnerabilities in a software update next month.
“In this day and age, you would regard that as an unacceptable security flaw,” cybersecurity expert and Professor Angela Sasse told the BBC.
“It’s a well known thing that you don’t store passwords like that – it’s really elementary,” she said.