Samsung And Roku Smart TVs Can Be Easily Hacked: Consumer Reports

Samsung And Roku Smart TVs Can Be Easily Hacked: Consumer Reports
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Samsung and Roku TVs can be hacked, says new research from Consumer Reports. The magazine noted that it analyzed top TV brands under its broad privacy and security evaluation, and found millions of smart TVs are at the mercy of hackers and “raise privacy concerns by collecting very detailed information on their users.”

According to the report, the vulnerable smart TVs are “Samsung televisions, along with models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV smart TV platform, as well as Roku’s popular streaming devices.”

Disconnect lead engineer, Eason Goodale, said that Samsung smart TVs do the maximum to ensure that only authorized applications can control the television. However, the technology that they deploy is itself flawed, notes BGR.

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“It’s as though once you unlocked your door, the door would never lock again,” the expert said. Disconnect helped CR in its investigation.