Owners of Samsung Smart TVs might be interested to learn that a Threat Post, security researcher Luigi Auriemma has discovered a vulnerability within some Samsung Smart TVs that could allow remotely access the Samsung TV.
As well as remotely access the Samsung TV hackers might also be able to access files located on the TVs USB flash drive connected to the TV, reconfigure the TV’s remote control, and even gain root access and load up malicious software directly into the Smart TV system. Watch the video after the jump to find out more.
“In this video we demonstrate one of our 0-day vulnerabilities affecting Smart TV, in this case a Samsung TV LED 3D. Smart TV can be used to browse the internet, use social networks, purchase movies and do many other things. This demo shows how a vulnerability for such devices can be used to retrieve sensitive information, monitor and root the device itself remotely.”
To protect yourself against attacks Auriemma’s best advice is to disable the smart TV’s online functionality, which unfortunately makes the reason for having a Smart TV a little redundant. Samsung has yet to issue a statement about the finding, but as always we will keep you updated.
Source: Hot Hardware
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