Friday, August 2, 2013

CNN Money Reports on Samsung Smart TV Webcam Hacking

CNN’s Laurie Segall recently did a report on the Samsung Smart TV demonstrating how easy it is to hack the webam.  Since the Smart TV really is a computer it now has all the weaknesses of any computer.  There are software programs out there that have been specifically designed to hack the Smart TV which Josh Yavor a Security Engineer from ISEC Partners demonstrates.   Aaron Grattofiori a Principal Security Consultant points out that there are NO LED that turn on to let you know the camera is on or off. 

Now Josh suggested that you place tape over the camera lens but would you do that to your video camera?  It leaves a mess behind thus making the camera useless in the future when you need it.  Simply buy a C-SLIDE designed for all webcams.

No comments:

Post a Comment