Philips Hue hub caught pants-down trying to call China.


#1

I can’t conceive of any legitimate reason why my Philips Hue hub would need to chat to baidu.com or qq.com, but there is is.


#2

He feels alone because nobody here talks Chinese to him. :grinning:


#3

This may be for connectivity checking, analytics, metrics or other marketing reasons. See this thread:


#4

Yeah, that was my first thought.

The Hue connects to loads of API-related Philips domains though, so I would have thought one of those would be perfect for connectivity tests… since that’s what the… er… connectivity is for… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I ended up just blocking the whole device on my firewall. When I need to control the lights remotely I can VPN into the home.