Smart TV

TheHackerGiraffe says he’s retired from hacking smart TVs to promote PewDiePie

TheHackerGiraffe, the hacker who breached innocent users’ unsecured printers, Google Chromecast streaming devices, and smart TVs to promote the PewDiePie YouTube channel, has announced his retirement.


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Smashing Security podcast #007: ‘ASCII art attack’

Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you?

Check out our latest “Smashing Security” podcast.


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Yes, even smart TVs can be hit by Android ransomware

Researchers are actively tracking a ransomware family whose variants can infect all Android devices, including smart TVs.

David Bisson reports.


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Stop talking in front of Samsung TVs… if you value your privacy

Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Philips Smart TVs riddled with security and privacy flaws, researcher reveals

A researcher has discovered that so-called Smart TVs from Philips suffer from a number of serious security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from attached USB sticks, play pornographic movies as a prank, and hackers access viewers’ online accounts.


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LG fumbles response to Smart TV spying revelation, withdraws Smart Ad video

Here’s the video that LG doesn’t want you to see.

See for yourself what the firm may have been planning to do with its Smart Ad technology, which can snoop on your TV watching behaviour.


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LG says it will push out firmware update for spy TVs, but fails to apologise

What’s gone so wrong with big companies that they can’t simply say *sorry* when they screw up?

LG says you’ll now be able to turn off its TVs’ spy capability.


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How your LG Smart TV can spy on you

Do you have an LG Smart TV? Were you aware it was collecting information about your TV viewing habits?

And, worst of all, that you can’t stop it doing so.


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