Red Button Flaw Exposes Major Vulnerability In Millions of Smart TVs

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  1. TheWindBringeth

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceup...major-vulnerability-in-millions-of-smart-tvs/

     
  2. Reality

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    Thanks for reminding me its smart to avoid anything with smart in it...
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    Yes, this is getting ridiculous, now even smart TV´s are not save anymore.

    Perhaps it´s better if everything goes via the DVB-C and IPTV signal, to avoid having to connect your TV to the internet. :)
     
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  4. CloneRanger

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    @ Rasheed187

    The TV's don't need to be internet connected to be abused by this technique. That's what the link is about !
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Hmmm my bad, I´ve done some reading and it´s still not completely clear to me. Isn´t this more like a "man in the middle" attack, where in fact the system of providers have to be hacked first?

    Edit: I´ve done some more reading, and it seems that you´re only vulnerable if you´re using wireless TV like satellite.
    So they can´t hack the HbbTV signal if you´re using wired TV, like cable or fiber. :)
     
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  6. CloneRanger

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    @ Ashanta187

    Yeah it's a MITM via RF = wireless/radio waves as in digital TV
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Who the hell is Ashanta187? :D
     
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    Good question, my booboo ! Glad you knew who i meant ;)
     
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