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.
Tag: smart home
Chinese electronics giant TCL has acknowledged security holes in some models of its smart television sets, but denies that it maintains a secret “back door” that gives it control over deployed TVs.
A report by independent researchers warns that TCL brand Android smart TVs contained serious and exploitable security holes. It also raises questions about the China-based electronics firm’s ability to remotely access and control deployed devices.
In this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#188), sponsored* by LastPass, we take a look at the fast-expanding world of crowdsourced surveillance by doing a deep dive on Flock Safety, a start up that sells inexpensive license plate scanners to homeowners and police departments. Also: users know that password security is important…but they can’t seem to change their insecure behavior. In our second segment, We talk about why with Katie Petrillo of LogMeIn and LastPass.
In this episode of the podcast (#165), we look at the challenges faced by independent security researchers in Canada. We talk with 19 year-old Noah Clements of University of New Brunswick about the blowback he received after reporting a serious hole in a smart doorbell. Also, staff attorney Tamir Israel from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) joins us to talk about the still evolving legal picture for independent security researchers in Canada.