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Month: November 2015

Vizio Smart TV hack is a wake-up-call for IoT development

Researchers have shown that it is -easily- possible to trick Vizio’s smart TVs in accepting a man in the middle attack on the data stream that flows between a service run by Cognitive Networks to feed maliciously placed ads on the screen of unsuspecting home cinema owners. This article published by net-security.org, highlights the simplicity, which is striking. It also highlights the risk everyone running any “smart” devices is being exposed to. Not only malicious intentions, but also commercial ones have been shown by the researchers. The wealth of information… Read more Vizio Smart TV hack is a wake-up-call for IoT development