Is your TV watching you? Security alert over Samsung's Smart TV as hackers claim they can access its hard drive and seize control of built-in cameras
- Security experts reveal they have been able to gain access to the device and scour its hard drives and connected drives for information
- They claim to have 'complete root access' allowing them to install malicious software that could monitor its cameras and microphones
- More and more devices that connect to the Internet are leaving unwitting consumers vulnerable to such hacking attacks
This is scary.
Samsung's Smart TV could used by hackers to watch everything that happens in your living room by gaining access to the device's built-in camera and microphones, it has been claimed.
Malta-based security firm ReVuln posted a video showing how its researchers had learned to crack the television to access its settings - including any personal information stored on it.
'We can install malicious software to gain complete root access to the TV,' they claim in the video.
We are all worried about our privacy online, but what about our privacy in our living rooms? It reminds of some futuristic movies I have seen where you can actually see each other through a full-length computer screen.
I am a big fan of technology, but I think some of it may go too far especially when it comes to viewing what goes on in our personal lives. I guess we can forget having any spontaneous sex on our couches or what have you with your TV on unless you are into having someone watch you.