Add Wi-Fi Logging to Your IKEA Air Quality Sensor

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

If you want to keep an eye on the air quality in your home, you can’t go wrong with the IKEA VINDRIKTNING air quality sensor. It only costs $12, and uses colored LEDs to tell you the relative air quality in your home. Maker Sören Beye has extended the capability of the sensor even further, enabling Wi-Fi logging of the data. All you need, in addition to the air quality sensor, is an ESP8266 microcontroller, a couple short jumper wires, a soldering iron, and a long PH0 screwdriver. Oh, you don’t even have to program it yourself, because Beye provides that along with full instructions on Github. It’s a fair bit less expensive, and more fun, than just buying something like the Airthings Wave Mini.Arduin

Add Wi-Fi Logging to Your IKEA Air Quality Sensor

Smart Home Cameras, Baby Monitors Affected by Software Bug

· Andrew Orr · Link

Smart baby monitor

A flaw in the ThroughTek “Kalay” network affects millions of IoT devices including smart baby monitors, DVRs, smart cameras, and other products.

this latest vulnerability allows attackers to communicate with devices remotely. As a result, further attacks could include actions that would allow an adversary to remotely control affected devices and could potentially lead to remote code execution.

Due to how the Kalay protocol is integrated by original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and resellers before devices reach consumers, Mandiant is unable to determine a complete list of products and companies affected by the discovered vulnerability.

Smart Matter and Thread – TMO Daily Observations 2021-08-16

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a smart home delay, and what options you have today if you are setting up something new.