Monday, August 19, 2013

Hacking Your TV to Spy on You

In the wake of revelations about the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, some observers expressed concern that the agency could compel Microsoft to use the camera attached to the new Xbox One to spy on users in their living rooms. But it turns out you don't need to be a government spook to watch people through their TVs. At last month's Black Hat security conference, researchers showed vulnerabilities in Samsung "Smart" TVs (which have Internet connectivity, webcams and other computers-like features) that could allow a hacker to take control of the television. And on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for security standards to make sure that hackers couldn't use the built-in webcams to watch you while you watch TV.

So if you don't want hackers watching you sit on the couch in your underwear, take the advice that the Black Hat researchers 
gave Mashable: "Use C-SLIDE Webcam Covers"

Don’t be the next victim.  Protect yourself now with a webcam cover by C-SLIDE.  

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