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Samsung advises to scan Qled TVs for malware every few weeks

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Very good advice from Samsung, but somehow people fail to do malware scans on other more used devices - computers and smartphones - let alone SmartTVs.
    Moreover, for the vast majority of people if the TV shows the TV show, it's working and that's that.
     
  3. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    And where are the instructions?

    I guess this is for people installing dubious apps and not for normal Netflix users?
     
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    umeng2002 Master Guru

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    What a time to be alive. God help people who actually plug their TVs into the internet.
     
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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    You mean everyone? Plug in? How ancient... they are wireless now. My Sammy works really nice with the S10 for screen mirroring and other simple things.
     
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    Mine will be fine - it is denied internet access so that it can't show me bullshit adverts I didn't ask for in the menu/ home screen. My next TV will not be a Samsung.
     
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    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    What to watch programmes built into the TV set like Netflix etc?

    I assume LG may issue similar guidance soon hopefully?
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Does LG have something to scan their devices with even? :D
     
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    I am still on CRT Sony Flat Trinitron.
     
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    99% of the garbage on TV that passes for "Entertainment" is malware by another name...imho :(
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    True, but content is not what this news article is about.
     
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    The downside of the "smart" devices.
    A privacy and security horror show.
    The more devices connected to the internet the worse it becomes.
    This is why I'm against IoT and owning too many "smart" devices.
    Unless privacy and security issues will be resolved I prefer to stay away from using too many smart devices.
    In the case of smart TV I always prefer to leave them disconnected from the internet.
     
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  13. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    All in the name of convenience.
    instead of having an HTPC, SmartTV fills the need for content consumption quite nicely and conveniently.
    But lacking security while at it.
    And the funniest of all is that "smart" devices are in the hands of some vast majority of "average not-so-smart Joe".
     
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    +1... most of the time I'd rather watch the malware.
     
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    The 90s called... and I guess you picked up.
     

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    Plugging my TV into the internet is less of a security risk then plugging my PC, phone, game consoles and other items such as them into the internet. So i guess if i'm too scared to plug my TV into the internet, i just shouldn't even bother accessing the internet with...anything?

    Sounds smart..............
     
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    Does Samsung allow any app to be published these days? The last Samsung TV I had the app selection was pretty limited and was restricted to their store.
    Now the Sony I have runs Android TV and I can install whatever I want from the google play store or by side loading. That's what would worry me.
     
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    dark_surge Master Guru

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    It might be different for different models but for mine it's:
    Settings > General > System Manager > Smart Security > Scan
     
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    hahahaha!

    OT...I use 4K Fire Sticks on all my tv's even though they are smart as well...simply faster.
     
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    I was done with samsung years ago.And why would I care about malware on my tv?What they gonna do,pay my cable bill?:)
     

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