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BREAKING!! MSM: Now even the FBI is warning about smart TV's security!

 
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...That's the key takeaway from the FBI's Portland field office, which just ahead of some of the biggest shopping days of the year posted a warning on its website about the risks that smart TVs pose.

"Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home. A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but it is possible that your unsecured TV can give him or her an easy way in the backdoor through your router," wrote the FBI.

The FBI warned that hackers can take control of your unsecured smart TV and in worst cases, take control of the camera and microphone to watch and listen in.

Active attacks and exploits against smart TVs are rare, but not unheard of. Because every smart TV comes with their manufacturer's own software and are at the mercy of their often unreliable and irregular security patching schedule, some devices are more vulnerable than others.

Earlier this year, hackers showed it was possible to hijack Google's Chromecast streaming stick and broadcast random videos to thousands of victims.

[link to finance.yahoo.com (secure)]
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Who didn't know this?
I am SNOWIE
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Smart tvs automatically pair perfectly with stupid humans.
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The TV manufacturer who make TVs that don't spy on you can steal ALL the marketshare.
There's no such thing as gravity. The Earth just sucks.
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Is it only mentioned because 'they' don't have access?
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...That's the key takeaway from the FBI's Portland field office, which just ahead of some of the biggest shopping days of the year posted a warning on its website about the risks that smart TVs pose.

"Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home. A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but it is possible that your unsecured TV can give him or her an easy way in the backdoor through your router," wrote the FBI.

The FBI warned that hackers can take control of your unsecured smart TV and in worst cases, take control of the camera and microphone to watch and listen in.

Active attacks and exploits against smart TVs are rare, but not unheard of. Because every smart TV comes with their manufacturer's own software and are at the mercy of their often unreliable and irregular security patching schedule, some devices are more vulnerable than others.

Earlier this year, hackers showed it was possible to hijack Google's Chromecast streaming stick and broadcast random videos to thousands of victims.

[link to finance.yahoo.com (secure)]
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The brainwashed plebs will just keep watching...

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they only like that type of thing when it can't be used against them.
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Who didn't know this?
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Normies


peace
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That's the third gheyest word ever...behind 1. Tard and 2. ghey.
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Duh, ya think?
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Where are the cameras in them at?

I thought they didn't have caneras. Why do they even have Mike's?
Is that like fire TV's?
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All smart things are espionage devices, the smart home is just an elaborate prison cell where everything will be monitored 24/7
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The FBI is warning us? Lol.......

Where have they been .....under a rock?

Perhaps the Corporations should be stopped from putting their spy shit in our products amongst other things.

All the alphabet agencies have ALLOWED the corruption and they damn well know it.
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OK....I'm wienie wagging in front of my smart tv camera!....enjoy!
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My Samsung 32" TV is now going on 12 years old. I don't think it has spy gadgets in it. These TV's should become very valuable in the future. People will try desperately to get away from being spied on. New cars are the worst. Anyone who buys a brand new home with "the internet of things" is a strange bird. A new home and a new car today .... plus a new cell phone.... just about wraps it up. You are TOTALLY spied on and tracked. I will keep my 70 year old home, my 37 year old car, and my old TracFone.
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All smart things are espionage devices, the smart home is just an elaborate prison cell where everything will be monitored 24/7
 Quoting: Malu nli


They encouraged it thinking it was potentially of use to THEM.
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Every pc and cellphone is spyware, but oh no, the tv's!!

Seriously, everyone I know has smart TV's now, they dominate every store.

The best we can do is learn how to disable the mic, camera and wi-fi. Remove the implements and be happy.
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Where are the cameras in them at?

I thought they didn't have caneras. Why do they even have Mike's?
Is that like fire TV's?
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I'm pretty sure mine (smarttv)does not have camera or mic but I will check it out today. I got it because it runs on apps like win10 and has the ability to use my home internet to download new tv apps. Hmmm. Interesting but if someone wants to watch me pick my ass or nose in my undies than......tounge
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The only thing this could possibly be, is the pretext for some form of domestic terror attack or blackmailing operation... that the CIA has intricately planned and the FBI has ZERO ability to stop or intervene with.

They let 3,000 Americans die on 9/11, no forewarning, zero response... you think the FBI didn't know about 9/11 in advance? Now suddenly the FBI is concerned about your privacy? BULLSHIT!

They are either trying to distract you or setting the stage for something horrific... only plausible explanation.
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We tell them to fk off thru our smart tv. Sorry I ever bought that thing for my boomer mom. She finally got rid of cable and is just on roku and YouTube. She still sneaks fox news in.. When I'm gone.
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The TV manufacturer who make TVs that don't spy on you can steal ALL the marketshare.
 Quoting: XeroGravity


No marketplace. Amazon, walmart, and the largest electronic retailers are all owned by the same interests.

Those parties depend on the aftermarket value of your data and the ability to sell it and spy access to ewe.

The hardware, service providers, and the content providers all spy and profit from it, not only from each household, but from each node.

5G with IOT makes this entire warning moot, as ALL CONNECTED DEVICES will form an always on, ubiquitous data capture nervous system.
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HaHa. 7-8yrs ago Samsung came out and told owners of their teLIEvision sets to Not Discuss sensitive personal information such as banking information in the same room as their teLIEvision sets. This has been in your faces for a minute now.

MAGA
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Yet people dont bat an eyelash when you mention Computers being just as dangerous at being able to be infiltrated?

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Smart Phones?

Its not just Smart TVs its any modern tech device.
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The FBI is warning us? Lol.......

Where have they been .....under a rock?

Perhaps the Corporations should be stopped from putting their spy shit in our products amongst other things.

All the alphabet agencies have ALLOWED the corruption and they damn well know it.
 Quoting: Bluebird1 58042994


The last few years has shown me that the FBI is a rogue agency that operates at their own discretion and enforces laws only against those they consider a threat to the very survival of the rogue FBI.
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Yet people dont bat an eyelash when you mention Computers being just as dangerous at being able to be infiltrated?

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Smart Phones?

Its not just Smart TVs its any modern tech device.
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Most of these devices are because people are too lazy to use a keyboard anymore. "Alexa!"
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I posted about smart tvs having cameras here amd on fb over half a decade ago

Everyone thought I was a little out there with that, so imagine how resistant people are to smart smoke detectors sold as cheapos?
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Rule of thumb. If they label it "Smart", its DUMB.
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Yet people dont bat an eyelash when you mention Computers being just as dangerous at being able to be infiltrated?

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Smart Phones?

Its not just Smart TVs its any modern tech device.
 Quoting: Archaic Smile


Most of these devices are because people are too lazy to use a keyboard anymore. "Alexa!"
 Quoting: Fred Leuchter


Stepwise progression to h+.

Pong, atari, ibm, apple, laptops, phones, gps, onstar, tablets, fitness devices, smart clothes and appliances, personal assistants, glasses, etc.

We are moving to a non-interface merging of being simultaneously data capture and anaylsis nodes. No typing or talking.

Thought driven.
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I often wonder what my TV is doing in the background. Sometimes there doesn't even seem to be enough processing power available to change the volume without it lagging.





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