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FBI issues warning about smart TVs

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Dec 02 2019 8:03 AM

According to an Article on AL.Com: One of the most popular items on people’s Christmas lists could potentially allow hackers access to homes, the FBI is warning.

Smart TVs, which have the capability of connecting to the internet for streaming services and apps, could be used by cyber criminals to access your home via the device’s camera or microphone.

“Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home. A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but it is possible that your unsecured TV can give him or her an easy way in the backdoor through your router,” the FBI said in a blog post.

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