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