Is it possible to connect directly to hub via local network or USB? Am just wondering could cloud authorisations be reverse engineered from the Hub. Prob a long shot.
No, at this time it’s not possible to connect directly to the hub - either via USB or telnet/SSH/whatever.
I’m sure at some point someone will find a way to ‘root’ it like they did with the Wink Hub though will likely result in voiding your warranty.
Otherwise there is no direct SSH (or other) access allowed to the hub. Sure you could do a tcpdump of the traffic but a lot of it (if not all of it!!) should be encrypted.
I suspected as much:-(