Most Smart TVs are on a deep discount this holiday season, but the FBI is warning that they can be a playground for hackers - Social Network Trends
In 2018 consumer reports investigation found millions had easy to exploit security flaws. We have a lot of questions....can smart TVs watch you? can someone hack your smart TV? Do smart TVs have cameras? Do smart TVs listen to your conversations? here at social network trends we try to answer a few of these questions that our followers might have.
Can smart TVs watch you?
Smart TVs are sets that connect with the Internet, making it easy to stream videos from services such as Netflix. Our investigation found that all smart TVs can collect and share significant amounts of personal data about their viewers.
Can someone hack your smart TV?
A study from consumer reports found that the Samsung smart TVs are susceptible to hacking.?A similar vulnerability also affects television sets that use Roku’s smart TV platform. Hackers can apparently commandeer your TV to change the channel, raise the volume, or (worst of all) play random YouTube videos.
Do smart TVs listen to your conversations?
It’s listening to you. Many Samsung “smart TVs” come equipped with voice recognition, which allows you to bark commons at your TV. Since the television is always listening for your voice, Samsung has warned it’s smart TV customers that every word is been captured and sent over to the Internet.
What can you do about your smart TV being too wise to conclude customers, beware of that smart TV in your living room. As we’ve told you before, it could be spying on you. Period. “Beyond the rest that your TV manufacturer an app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home,” says the FBI.