ZigBee protocol, which lets IoT devices talk to each other, is implemented by major vendors including Toshiba, Philips, Huawei, Sony, Siemens, Samsung, Motorola, and many more.
The vulnerability actually relies in the way ZigBee protocol handles the keys it uses to authenticate the IoT devices it adds to its mesh network, allowing hackers to sniff out exchange authenticate keys.
Such drone experiments could be even worse if hackers were able to hijack smart-home and Internet-enabled appliances remotely…
ZigBee is a popular smart-home wireless communication standard used by the majority of Internet of Things (IoT) devices today.
Exploiting ‘ZigBee’ to Hack Internet of Things Devices Remotely