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Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

Discussion in 'Tech-Related News' started by 2twenty2, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:16 PM.

  1. 2twenty2

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  2. lunarlander

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    Just harden your PC's security and use it to watch Netflix. No need to watch it on a big screen IMHO. You see the image up close using a PC, there is no diff.

    And, invest in a comfortable office chair for your PC.
     
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    Excerpt from article on original post...
    The FBI recommends placing black tape over an unused smart TV camera, keeping your smart TV up-to-date with the latest patches and fixes, and to read the privacy policy to better understand what your smart TV is capable of.

    HOWEVER...
    Article below describes how a hidden cam can be placed behind the TV display screen. This is not evidence that it actually exists on the market today but other research tells me that Samsung & Apple are working on it.

    https://www.ideapropulsionsystems.c.../1/20/a-camera-hidden-right-behind-the-pixels


    GOOD SOLUTION FOR PRIVACY CONCERNS

    Have your PC in close proximity to your large screen TV and don't buy a smart TV or don't connect the smart TV to the Internet. Instead, connect the computer to the TV input via HDMI cable and use the security features of your PC to protect your privacy.

    You can then lay down on your couch and control the computer with either an RF mouse on a small handheld mousepad or a special remote or air mouse designed to work from a distance.

    -pete-
     
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