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Smart TVs have become the new target for cyber criminals


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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:31 PM

Smart TVs have become the new target for cyber criminals - Panda Security

I think someone in the MRT talked about the idea of screenlocker ransomware on TVs...

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

I read awhile back that a savvy person can sit outside your house with a LT and watch everything you do in front of your Smart TV!  One of my kids was hot for one I sent him the link obviously he did not buy one.  I will forward your link to him and friends.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:52 PM

Then just like Smart Phones...they aren't so smart. :whistle:
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Looks like a fearmongering article. Poorly written English and without any solid backing to what they are suggesting.

 

It ends with the utlimate sales pitch - "install Panda Mobile Security on your Smart TV. You will not regret it."

 

I did not expect this low level from Panda Security.



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:13 AM

IMHO I wouldn't be surprised if this come to pass Romeo - smart TVs have been included in the "Internet of Things" that runs in people's homes.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:48 AM

The guy who wrote this drivel doesn't know how Smart TVs work. It's not a full internet connection so you can't do banking or anything like that. 



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:17 AM

To be fair...other security vendors have written about malware infections, vulnerabilities and such, then state at the end if you use their product you can protect yourself.
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:33 PM

AFAIK, most smart TVs run Android. So some of the Android smartphone risks translate to smart TVs.


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

It's not a full internet connection so you can't do banking or anything like that. 

 

The smart TVs I'm familiar with (Samsung) have a full Internet connection.


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:52 PM

That's why I purchased a plain old dumb TV a few months back.

If I want to use the Internet, I will get off my butt and walk to the computer. I need the exercise anyway.
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:24 PM

That's why I purchased a plain old dumb TV a few months back.

If I want to use the Internet, I will get off my butt and walk to the computer. I need the exercise anyway.

Your comment makes me feel lazy, quietman7... I don't have a TV (do not understand the native language here), so I pretty much sit in front of my laptop most of the time :busy:

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

 

It's not a full internet connection so you can't do banking or anything like that. 

 

The smart TVs I'm familiar with (Samsung) have a full Internet connection.

 

 

 

 

Maybe the more expensive TVs do but most people don't buy those. Mine came with Roku which uses my wireless internet connection but it is not a full internet connection. A lot of similar services like Apple TV work the same way. Besides, why would I trust an article written by an internet security company trying to sell their product? The answer is I wouldn't. They have an agenda.



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

That's why I purchased a plain old dumb TV a few months back.

If I want to use the Internet, I will get off my butt and walk to the computer. I need the exercise anyway.

 

 

Keep in mind you can turn any HDTV into a Smart TV by purchasing Roku or Apple TV or Chromecast. The main reason I bought this TV is it came with Roku. I am a subscriber to UFC Fight Pass which is an internet only service. With Roku, I can watch UFC Fight Pass in HD on my TV while sitting in my recliner. Big improvement. Though I am not a subscriber, Netflix is another example of this. And there are plenty more. 


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:40 PM

Keep in mind you can turn any HDTV into a Smart TV by purchasing Roku or Apple TV or Chromecast...

That's ok but I like my dumb HDTV as it is.
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Posted 30 March 2015 - 06:17 AM

 

 

It's not a full internet connection so you can't do banking or anything like that. 

 

The smart TVs I'm familiar with (Samsung) have a full Internet connection.

 

 

 

 

Mine came with Roku which uses my wireless internet connection but it is not a full internet connection. A lot of similar services like Apple TV work the same way.

 

 

Then what do you mean with "full internet connection"? Do you mean there is no browser?


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