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Samsung Smart TVs and Smartphones get McAfee security software

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    And that's a reason not to buy a Samsung device anymore.
     
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    - Samsung is not very confident about its technology if it needs added security on top of their own layers. I get it when it is about Windows, but Tizen ???
    - Is it the same MCAfee who sees the Bitcoin at US$ 1M in a few years ? hmmm...
     
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    I thought those tv apps was approved, and checked by Samsung before we are able to download those on samsung tvs.
    Probably no way to uninstall that crappy mcafee software.
    Sounds like bloatware to me.
     

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    How to debloat a TV ? :D
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I'd love them to offer the same TVs they got without the "smart TV" function... just basic settings and choosing which input port to show... I'd need them to run as presentation displays mainly, all of that "smart" TV stuff is bloatware already :D
     
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    The only one i like it Netflix , the rest is garbage lol
     
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    Good thing I buy LG
     
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    I think thats a little unfair. On mine, the BBC, ITV players are all pretty decent. Plex works perfectly albeit a little slow with large libraries. Amazon is OK.

    They do seem to contain a lot of eastern european and Russian apps though. It would be nice to add some localisation in the store.
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    He hasn't had anything to do with the company for years.
     

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    Good thing Sony is still relevant and has the best warranty around.
     
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    An anti-virus for a TV, really??? What´s next? Mcafee software for the fridge and toaster?... This is getting so silly...
     
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    Sadly, it's not. IoT brings a lot of zombies for botnets to be easily exploited. I'm surprised we didn't see crypto mining malware on TVs, since that silly "smart TV" stuff is pratically unprotected against somebody knowing their way around the software.

    e.g. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...t-botnet-capable-of-surviving-device-reboots/
     
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    JamesSneed Master Guru

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    Honestly though a company like Samsung that built the OS and the entire ecosystem that runs on there TV's should not need a third party. This frankly is a weird direction versus actually hardening the OS.
     
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    Symantec, Norton and McAfee do not even run that software on their computers! It slows your PC down to a crawl. Virus software does not work.
    A new virus comes out every 3 seconds or less. They must detect it, viruses are not just detected!!!!! A virus definition file must be created after researching the virus, no guarantee the virus definition is even built correctly in the first place. Then it must be approved, uploaded to the server, then your pc must download it and install it.... all in 3 seconds.

    IF you want to be safe from viruses. Install two accounts, 1 is an admin user and the other is a basic user. Basic user does not have rights to install, in turn, viruses dont have rights to install because they use the active person on the PCs credentials. No rights, no install. If you want to install hold shift and right click file, run as administrator.

    Used to work for all 3 companies and this is how the cookie crumbles. No viruses or spyware in over 15 years including over 25,000 PCs.
     
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    in most countries... anything branded SAMSUNG, (lol).... they would go for it.... including underwear (no trailer yet).........

    ........and most importantly if these are "corning gorilla glass 6" ;)

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    I mean let's not hail Sony as the crowning pinnacle of an excellent TV OS, though they do sound better than this nonsense. While they do use basic android they do (until version 7.0, still waiting on the delayed roll-out of 8.0) serve ads directly to your home screen (which you can disable the service for) and include a multitude of bundled sony apps that you cannot remove.
     
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    i guess 50-60-80-90" monitors will be a thing soon soon
     
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    McAfee is nowadays owned by some private "investment" company with suspiciously high assets. It's could be connected to USA government.
     
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    As if McAfee would catch a malware or virus these days...Only thing it catches are Indian scammers that use it to extort money.
     

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