FBI warning about smart TVs

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    FBI warning about smart TVs

    Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security – TechCrunch

    ya know things are real bad when the FBI is forced to warn folks about this stuff .. ..

    recommendations fer monkeys

    • do not buy a smart TV
    • if ya do not buy a smart TV never, ever plug it into the internet
    • never use wifi
    • do not use bluetooth
    Bandit99, ghrit, duane and 2 others like this.
  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    "The FBI recommends placing black tape over an unused smart TV camera, keeping your smart TV up-to-date with the latest patches and fixes, and to..."

    Rubbish! The best thing is to never connect it to the internet - never. I admit, it is very tempting but you are opening a Pandora's box. I know, that's a paranoid talking but that doesn't mean someone or something isn't out there trying either to get in or, if indeed there is something built into the smart TV (face it - we'd never know), trying to get out. Scary stuff. Paranoia and pessimism has served me well throughout my life so I will stick with it.
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  3. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Yes I always talk about secret stuff in front of my TV
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    George Orwell was prescient
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    My Amazon Echo said it was just fine to hook my smart TV up to my wireless network... o_O
  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Yeah telescreens.
    They act as a propaganda dispenser that can watch and listen to you.
    He saw this shit coming in 1949.
    It was just science fiction and conspiracy theories.
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  7. aardbewoner

    aardbewoner judge a human on how he act,not on look and talk.

    That fbi that can turn your smart phone speaker and camera on even if powered off ?
    Or do the warn because THE cant use it to spy on you.
    The do/dint not warn you for USA (made in china) products.
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  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Yep,$hits true! Some morning's I watch Caught in Providence on TV.......
    Guess what's showed up on my You-boob feed!!!
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