Security researcher Martin Herfurt recently bought himself a new “connected TV” (sometimes called “smart TVs” to test out the device’s security, and the results aren’t particularly impressive: in a blog post (via InfoSecurity), Herfurt notes that TV makers have little to no security understanding, because the devices are wide open to a wide variety of malicious attacks. Not only that, some of the data collected by the devices are wide open to monitoring by either your TV provider, or anybody else with the know how to access it.

he whole thing is worth a read, but Herfurt also points out that these TVs can provide an entirely new attack vector on your home network as well:

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