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The next time you watch Smart TV, you know that TV can for you to watch. As smart phones, smart TVs are subject to cracking. At the Black Hat computer security among other things talked about the vulnerability of modern television panels.

Researchers Grattafiori Aaron and Josh Yavor told how they discovered a vulnerability in TVs Samsung Smart TV 2012 model year. Found vulnerability allowed them to turn the camera on Smart TV and gain control over applications by type of Facebook and Skype. In other words, to get their hands on the remote control someone else’s TV.

Smart TV is becoming more and more popular. In 2012, the world has sold 67 million of these TVs in 2013 , the expected 85 million. Therefore, the issue of security is becoming increasingly important.

Researchers from the firm iSEC Partners began to observe vulnerabilities in December 2012. A few weeks later found out about the problem Samsung. Koreans quickly resolved the issue and released an update for all the problem TV.

However, the researchers did not sit back and say that vulnerability can also be found in televisions from other manufacturers.

The problem is that the application of “smart” Samsung TV using Javascript or HTML5, and are vulnerable to many traditional attacks. To get full control of the TV, you need to inject malicious code into the chat or a browser, say the defenders of the information. For the first time, researchers in the field of computer security explained in detail how to hack Smart TV.

Grattafiori and sycamore recommend Smart TV users to exercise caution and be careful not to visit suspicious resources and promptly install updates. If you have any doubts about safety, you can turn off the TV from the Internet or glue the eye of the webcam with tape, it is advised to iSEC Partners.

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