FBI Sounds Alarm On Smart TVs | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/04/2019 01:45 AM

Smart TVs are on a deep discount this holiday season, but the FBI is warning they can be a playground for hackers. A 2018 Consumer Reports investigation found millions had easy-to-exploit security flaws. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit...

Smart tvs are on deep discount this holiday season, but those deals may cost you your privacy. Tonight. The fbi is warning. Your tv can be a playground for hackers at the low end of the risk spectrum. They can change channels play with a volume and show your kids inappropriate videos. In a worst case scenario, they can turn on your bedroom, tvs, camera and microphone and silently cyberstalk you, s ...
art tvs are equipped with microphones, often on your remote that lets you control the device with your voice. Here'S the thing some experts say that mic is always on always listening the security and privacy ramifications of that are huge and many consumers just don't realize how muchdata they're giving up to use those new features. A 20-18 consumer reports investigation found millions of smart tvs had security flaws, but it's not just hackers that may be after your information. A recent study found that many devices automatically sent data to amazon, facebook and netflix. Do you believe that these companies are profiting off of your data? Absolutely absolutely so, if you're not comfortable with that check your tv settings on some models, you can turn off viewer information services. You can also disable the microphone and, as the fbi suggests, you can put black tape over the camera, a low-tech option to protect your privacy, gabe gutierrez nbc news, new york, hey nbc news fans, thanksfor checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down. Here and click on any of the videos over here to watch, the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.

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