Is Your TV Watching You?

tv-watching-you

Samsung’s Smart TV could used by hackers to watch everything that happens in your living room by gaining access to the device’s built-in camera and microphones, it has been claimed. Malta-based security firm ReVuln posted a video showing how its researchers had learned to crack the television to access its settings – including any personal information stored on it. ‘We can install malicious software to gain complete root access to the TV,’ they claim in the video… At the moment, ReVuln’s exploit only works once hackers have managed to breach the network which the television is connected to. As such, Mr Auriemma told NBC News, he expects the main danger is of hackers targeting specific companies or individuals. ‘In our opinion, it’s more interesting and realistic to think about attacks [against] specific targets reached via open/weak/hacked Wi-Fi or compromised computers of a network, instead of mass-exploiting via the Internet,’ he said. ‘That’s interesting due to the effects of the vulnerability which are perfect for targeted attacks, from a specific person with a TV at home to a company with TVs in its offices.” w/ photos

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