Philips Hue Smart Light Kit

Philips Hue Smart Light Kit

Review date: 11/01/2018

Lights that dance with your music, jump with your movies, or pound with your videos games — maybe this isn't tech that will save the world. But lights that can gradually get brighter in the morning to help you wake up or glow softly for reading do sound like a better way to light up your life. Toss in the ability to set timers and control with your voice when paired with a home hub and things could be looking a little brighter.

What could happen if something goes wrong

There seem to have been documented hacks of these devices in the past, but Philips Hue has recently updated its encryption in May 2018. Here's hoping no one hacks your smart lights and leaves you in the dark.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: No

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

How can you control your data?

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

Can this product be used offline?

Unknown

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

The company emailed us and let us know they rolled out local HTTPs encryption support in May, 2018. We have updated the guide to reflect this.

Encryption

Yes

The company emailed us and let us know they rolled out local HTTPs encryption support in May, 2018. We have updated the guide to reflect this.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info

Phone Number

(800) 555-0050

Live Chat

No

Twitter

tweethue

Updates

Hijacking Philips Hue
Pen Test Partners
The security model of the Hue control system is dependent on the user having a strong Wi-Fi key. This is a known issue: it seems that Philips are well aware of it.

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