TV can be hacked through television waves

Hackers can attack smart TV by embedding malicious code into digital television waves, especially on DVB-T technology.

Security researchers of Oneconsult Rafael Scheel successfully penetrated TV through digital television waves. This attack exploits the vulnerability of the web browser to gain the most control over the device.

According to Cnet, the attack works with at least two new Samsung models and may change the code to attack other smart TVs that support browsing. However, this form of hacking only applies to DVB-T terrestrial television and broadband television (HbbTV), which few countries currently use.

However, this finding underscores the importance of security on smart TVs, which are less updated than smartphones or PCs. Smart TV is not only vulnerable to attack over the Internet, but also in many other ways. Manufacturers need to improve security and prevent similar attacks.

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