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Sat Dec 18, 2021, 04:13 PM

36. Consider these possibilities.......

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Did you have a bad power glitch at your house?

If you have a "smart" TV, it may have been hacked.

See: https://techpenny.com/smart-tvs-hacking-stay-safe/

Quote: "Smart TVs are one of the most hacked devices that can connect to the Internet."

Someone Connected to My Smart TV, What Do I Do?

Should you detect unusual activity from your smart TV, the first thing you should do is log out of all your accounts.

After logging out, access those accounts from another device and change passwords.

You should enable two-factor authentication when possible.

Once you have secured your account, go over the recent activities or logins of your account and look for the suspicious activity so you can block it.

Other related articles:

Beware of hackers targeting Smart TV owners who lack strong cybersecurity
https://www.koaa.com/news/on-your-side/beware-of-hackers-targeting-smart-tv-owners-who-lack-strong-cybersecurity

How to Protect Your Smart TV From Getting Hacked
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-smart-tv-from-getting-hacked-1822805501

Smart TVís May Be Tracking You And Vulnerable To Hacks
https://www.nicg.com/2018/02/21/smart-tvs-may-be-tracking-you-and-vulnerable-to-hacks/

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The Consumer Reports study concluded that most smart TVs and associated technologies like the Roku have only the most rudimentary of security features and can easily be hacked, giving the hackers total control of your TV. This includes the ability to turn it off, on, change the channel, and monitor your viewing habits. Given that, these TVs can also be voice-controlled. Once a hacker is in control of your set, he could monitor any conversations that take place near it without your knowledge.

FBI issues dire warning about smart TVs and hackers
https://www.komando.com/news/hackers-access-smart-tvs/694249/

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The FBI recently stated your smart TV could be a gateway for hackers to come into your home. They may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly, but itís possible an unsecured smart TV could give them a simple backdoor through your router.

They can also take control of your unsecured smart TV. Low-risk threats include changing channels, adjusting the TVís volume and showing kids inappropriate videos. Worst-case scenarios include turning your bedroom TVís camera and mic into a stalking spying device. Yikes!

Even if hacking didn't cause your event, we got to learn some things about smart TVs today!

Could have been worse like a rerun of a Ronco infomercial. Nothing worse than waking up and hearing Ron Popeil on the TeeVee.....


KY......

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