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Your Samsung TV may be hacked and used to watch YOU

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by wilbur_the_goose, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. wilbur_the_goose

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    Scary Stuff:

    Did your Samsung Smart TV just switch channel?

    Don't blame the dog for stepping on the remote control - there's a remote possibility it could be hackers who've hijacked your smart TV.

    Researchers with Malta-based security consultancy and bug seller ReVuln have found a vulnerability in an unspecified model of a Samsung LED 3D TV that they exploited to get root access to the TV and any attached USB drives.
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    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...Feed:+nakedsecurity+(Naked+Security+-+Sophos)
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Where do they hide the spycam? :eek:
     
  3. satcrazy

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    Great...
    I knew I read this earlier, just had to look for it again.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=211036

    Read post#25

    Made my skin crawl...

    Seems like sammy's aren't the only problem, likely more have this "feature" than people realize.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2013 #4 of 10
    Sanderson K.

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    It seems like several companies want the future of TV to include cameras for targeted advertising. The worst offender being MS IMO.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 #5 of 10
    Sanderson K.

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    The TV comes with the cameras built in, and I think it was apple that recently patented the ability to hide the camera behind the screen.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2013 #6 of 10
    yosoyellobo

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    Could you be arrested for watching TV in the nude?
     
  7. Jan 4, 2013 #7 of 10
    P Smith

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    funny,
    but if you having sex with your wife at front of the TV it could be qualified as public offense
     
  8. Jan 5, 2013 #8 of 10
    WestDC

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    I don't know if they would call it that I haven't seen your wife.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2013 #9 of 10
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    who watches tv while having sex? It can't be that boring,:lol:
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yeah, there are some crazy sat watchers out there :D
     

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