Smart TV hacking exploit discovered

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Smart TVs from Samsung and TCL were shown to be vulnerable to hacking exploits, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports.

The publication says it tested sets from Sony, Samsung, LG, TCL Roku, and Vizio against hacks. In the Samsung and TCL Roku models, they found that the hackers could gain remote control of the television and play videos, adjust volume, install apps and disconnect it from the Wi-Fi network.

Both companies told Consumer Reports they are investigating the claims. In a blog post, Roku said the publication "got it wrong" and said there was "no security risk."

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1. Depiction of hacker sending out exploit
2. Depiction of hacker gaining access to TV via exploit and Wi-Fi network
3. Depiction of which TV features can be hacked

VOICEOVER (in English):

According to Consumer Reports, a user may become a victim of a smart-TV hack when they download apps or visit websites with malicious code.

If a user's device becomes compromised while connected to the same network as the TV, then a hacker maybe able to gain access to a vulnerable smart TV.

Consumer Reports said they discovered exploits in Samsung and TLC Roku Smart televisions.

This would let hackers play unwanted videos, adjust volume, install apps and even disconnect the TV from the Wi-Fi network.

SOURCES: Consumer Reports, Roku, USA Today
https://www.consumerreports.org/televisions/samsung-roku-smart-tvs-vulnerable-to-hacking-consumer-reports-finds/
https://blog.roku.com/consumer-reports-got-wrong
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/02/07/your-smart-tv-may-prey-hackers-and-collecting-more-info-than-you-realize-consumer-reports-warns/311903002/