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Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« on: November 25, 2015, 11:17:21 am »
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By Catalin Cimpanu    25 Nov 2015

A PoC shows the future dangers for smart TV sets


Many cyber-security vendors view ransomware as 2016's biggest threat, and to help drive this point home, a Symantec security researcher demonstrated how easy it can be to infect smart TVs and how hard it can be to clean the infection afterwards.

The researcher did not reveal the TV's make and model but said it was running a modified version of Google's Android operating system, which many brands also use for their smart TV products.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ransomware-on-your-tv-get-ready-it-s-coming-496685.shtml

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Re: Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 02:41:56 pm »
This was on the cards for a long time smart TVs, refrigerator Wi-Fi Enabled,
the smarter the tec the smarter the crooks are getting,
personally I would not have a smart TV, a smart phone is bad enough, 

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Re: Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 01:04:57 am »
More reasons to avoid "smart tv's"

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Avast Uncovers Vizio Smart TV Security Flaw, Vizio Takes Quick Action
 Avast uncovered a flaw in Vizio SmartTVs that could let an attacker into a home or office network. Vizio patched it quickly, but it brings to light security issues about the Internet of Things.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/avast-finds-vizio-security-flaw,30551.html

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Vizio Sued for Smart TV Data Sharing
 With more devices now connected to the Internet, security and privacy issues are on the rise. But the latest news—that someone was able to hack a Vizio smart TV and gain access to a user's home network—again raises the issue of how safe smart TVs and other Internet-connected devices really are. And now a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vizio alleging that its use of data from smart TVs violates both federal and California state law.
http://www.consumerreports.org/lcd-led-oled-tvs/vizio-sued-for-smart-tv-data-sharing

Looks like a bad month for Vizio

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Re: Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 02:11:50 pm »
Ouch , Vizio are having a fun time of it .

2 words I would never associate with smart tvs ,privacy and security,
At least one can firewall a pc or put it behind a router, install your own security software.
use VPN I do think Smart tvs is just handing over all your date to who ever and most people don't realize how much of a issue that is ..   
   
 

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Re: Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015, 04:53:24 pm »
This was on the cards for a long time smart TVs, refrigerator Wi-Fi Enabled,
the smarter the tec the smarter the crooks are getting,
personally I would not have a smart TV, a smart phone is bad enough,

I have a smart TV & regret it.  :(
I recently purchased a smart phone & regret that too.
Phone now on it`s way to Ebay

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Re: Ransomware on Your TV, Get Ready, It's Coming
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 12:24:36 am »
This sounds like a step in the right direction
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The Dojo gateway secures your smart TV and other home devices
Two things are true about the Internet of things: it's a fragmented mess and it's a target for hackers. The Foscam baby monitor hack reminded everyone that anything that's on a network needs to be secure and that includes your connected cameras, lights and fire alarms. Dojo Labs saw the security mess that's happening in our homes and decided instead of addressing the devices individually, it would keep tabs on the entire network and the traffic going in and out of it.
http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/19/dojo-secure-network-gateway/