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Windows 7: Smart TVs are dumb, and so are we

26 Oct 2013   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Smart TVs are dumb, and so are we

Security researchers have suspected for some time now that smart TVs, or at least the software systems inside them, are actually pretty dumb, and that these network-connected devices could be easy prey for hackers. At the Breakpoint security conference in Melbourne on Thursday, we found out exactly how dumb smart TVs can be. The answer? They're very dumb.

Extraordinarily dumb.

Embarrassingly dumb.

A Guy
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26 Oct 2013   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

Quite an age we live in. Everything's watching you & everything is hackable. I'm starting to get paranoid about the new fridge my wife wants....
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26 Oct 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

this guy is a genius...
Lee hooked that function so that when it's called to turn the device off, it turns off the power indicator LED, but leaves the kernel and his rootkit running.
i was considering a smart TV on my next TV but maybe i will just settle for a better quality TV.

it seems then that a smart tv is less smart than a not smart tv.
go figure.
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26 Oct 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Anything that's smarter than me scares me, one reason I don't have a toaster.
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