Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?

How to start analyzing the security of your IoT devices

Nowadays, a lot of attacks take place by tricking the user in some way, such as to open a file, click on a malicious link, or enter their personal data into a fake website. But when it comes to the “Internet of Things” (IoT), the methods are a little different. In principle, this is partly because … More How to start analyzing the security of your IoT devices

How safe are you around your smart TV?

The times when all that our TV sets could do was show us ‘regular’ TV stations are now over. These days, such ‘old-school’ television sets are increasingly being replaced with their ‘smart’ successors, which we can use for streaming video and audio, playing games, browsing the internet, downloading and using apps – all of that … More How safe are you around your smart TV?

ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, will launch its latest IoT security solutions and share groundbreaking research into the security and privacy implications of smart homes and devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) – taking place February 26 – March 1, 2018 in Barcelona. Exhibiting in Hall 7, booth 7H41, … More ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing

If you have a so-called smart TV from VIZIO, LG, or Samsung, you may want to check its settings related to Privacy, Marketing, and Automatic Content Recognition (ACR). Why? Because your TV may be collecting information about what you and your family watch, and then sharing that data with third parties in ways that you … More Getting smart about TV data collection and sharing