A quick look at the Ikea IoT lighting platform

Ikea recently launched their TrÃ¥dfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it’s surprisingly competent. Hardware-wise, the device is pretty minimal – it seems to be based on the Cypress WICED IoT platform, with 100MBit ethernet and a Silicon Labs Zigbee chipset. It’s running the Express Logic ThreadX RTOS, has no running services on any TCP ports and appears to listen on two single UDP ports. As IoT devices go, it’s pleasingly minimal.

It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised when it comes to non-IT companies and IT security.

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