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Smart TV + Rogue App = Surveillance Device

In-brief: researchers have demonstrated how a snooping Android application can turn an Android based smart television set into an omnibus surveillance device. Get ready for more IoT misappropriations like this.

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Report: Princeton Finds Security Flaws In Range Of Internet Of Things Devices

In-brief: researchers at Princeton researched the security of a wide range of connected devices – including smart hubs and a connected picture frame. They found lots to worry about. 

Samsung Positions TV as Secure IoT Hub For Home

In-brief: Samsung said on Wednesday that new security features in its Tizen-based Smart TVs would protect consumer data stored on the device, encrypt communications to- and from the device and protect the TVs from malicious software.

Ransomware Works on Smart TVs, Too!

Known versions of ransomware can run on smart TVs that use Android and other mobile and embedded device operating systems, according to research by Symantec.

Viewing Data From Smart TVs Used to Push Ads to All Your Screens

In-brief: Electronics maker Vizio is the latest smart television brand caught harvesting the viewing habits of its customers and selling the data to advertisers, highlighting legal loopholes that connected devices are exploiting.