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Smart TV Found to Share Consumer Viewing Habits

  • Slate, Monday, November 16, 2015 12:21 PM

Samsung Smart TVs may be listening to everything you say, but new research published Wednesday brings a reminder that there are always new ways to compromise Internet-connected televisions—and the Internet of Things in general. Researchers at security software company Avast noticed that a Vizio smart TV they were evaluating communicated with a particular site,, about once a second. They were curious about what data the TV was sending to the server, so they devised a man-in-the-middle attack that allowed them to intercept the data the TV sent out and also trick the TV into thinking commands they sent to it were from the server.

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