A botched firmware update for Samsung smart TVs has left many owners unable to use their devices, two weeks after it happened.
Security researchers from Neseso are sounding the alarm on a vulnerability they've discovered in Samsung smart TVs that Samsung declined to fix.
A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the device for all sorts of nasty actions, ranging from DDoS attacks to spying on end users.
The CIA has developed a hacking tool named Weeping Angel that can turn Samsung smart TVs into covert listening devices.
Vizio agreed on Monday to pay a fine of $2.2 million after it was caught secretly collecting user data and then selling personal user details to third-parties without the user's explicit consent.