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Security Hole in Samsung Smart TVs Could Let Hackers Spy On You


Samsung’s clever merging of a tablet-like operating system with a conventional TV to create “smart TVs” seems pretty cool, but device developers may have forgotten a pretty crucial detail for a major household appliance connected to the web–security.

Malta-based security researchers ReVuln found a creepy vulnerability in Samsung Smart TVs that could lead to a particularly invasive form of hacking. They detailed for The Security Ledger just how spooky things could get if hackers take advantage of the problem: Read More

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The Final Frontier: WiFi Hack Broadcasts Porn On Best Buy TVs


Signal hacking, which probably reached its Zenith with the infamous and surreal “Max Headroom” hack of a Chicago TV broadcast in 1987, may be making a bit of a comeback with the advent of WiFi enabled Smart TVs. That’s one possibility suggested by the WiFi hack of a South Carolina Best Buy that displayed “extremely, extremely pornographic” images on several 55-inch TVs in the store’s display.

Gloria Berg, who was in the store with her children at the time, complained to the manager. In an interview with a local TV station, Mrs. Berg told of the the manager’s interesting response to her concerns: Read More