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Author Topic: Smart TVs now "smart" enough for malware  (Read 418 times)

Deozaan

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Smart TVs now "smart" enough for malware
« on: January 11, 2016, 08:53:32 PM »
Personally, I would much prefer a "dumb" display than a smart TV.

If a TV can surf the web, it can be hijacked or pick up malware.

Read more at the link:

https://www.techdirt...ick-up-malware.shtml


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Re: Smart TVs now "smart" enough for malware
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 10:00:08 PM »
No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Just no.

It's not "now" smart enough for malware. It's been that way for a LONG time.

I've been working on some of the backend systems for a few years now. Browsers are just 1 attack vector. The attack surface is much larger.

I've also worked on vehicle backend systems. They're less vulnerable. Take that for what you will. ;)

tl;dr - If it has a computer, or if people are involved, it's vulnerable. But some people already knew that. ;)



Personally, I would much prefer a "dumb" display than a smart TV.

Yes. Exactly that.

Also, I prefer analog to digital. Digital is way too slow. I don't have enough patience for it.
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