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New Bug Lets Nosy Neighbors Hijack Your TV

30
Mar
2014

A security firm has determined that some Wi-Fi-enabled Philips Smart TVs sold in Europe may be vulnerable to trivially simple exploits, which could give a hacker access to everything from your remote control to your email account. ReVuln, a Malta-based security company, released a video that shows users how easy it may be to compromise European Philips Smart TVs, which use a protocol called Miracast to connect to a users Wi-Fi network and stream online content from computers and mobile devices. By default, ReVuln said in its blog posting, Philips Smart TVs in Europe come with Miracast enabled.

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