Smart TV spying on you

Smart televisions offer many cool features, including internet access, streaming apps, and built-in cameras and microphones.
They’re also collecting more and more personal data in order to serve up targeted ads; Walmart just paid $2.3 billion for Vizio for that very reason. And because these TVs are always connected to the internet, they can be a potential risk to hackers who can control your TV and change certain settings, or worse.

A bad actor can take control of your television by changing channels, adjusting volume levels, and even showing inappropriate content to children. At worst, they can turn on your TV’s camera and microphone to spy on you and listen to your conversations. They could even use that access to find a backdoor into your router and hack your connected smart home.

Read more at PCMag…


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