The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was assessing the cyber risk of smart TVs sold by the Chinese electronics giant TCL, following reports that the devices may give the company “back door” access to deployed sets.
While many organizations think the notion of keyboards, monitors and other hardware “spying” on them as the stuff of “James Bond” movies, Yossi Appleboum of Sepio Systems says that the threat is real – and much more common that either companies or consumers are aware.
Consumer Reports warns that smart TVs by Samsung and other vendors are vulnerable to disorienting remote attacks.
In-brief: Consumer Reports released a draft standard for security digital devices, calling on manufacturers to secure their products and give consumers the right to repair them.
In-brief: Trend Micro argues that Internet of Things devices including connected vehicle and smart home products are a natural next step for ransomware scammers.