Hackers find way to steal information via smart TV
41 Action News Staff
10:37 AM, Aug 4, 2013
10:52 AM, Aug 4, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Your television could be watching you.
Hackers have found ways to sneak in through your smart TV using your browser to work the webcam.
They can turn it on to watch you without you even knowing, all they need is an internet connection.
"The real danger is when people start using smart TVs for things like online banking. We can take a popular bank address and translate that into a different IP address to a site which directs to a site that we control. So it may look like your bank's login, but you're actually entering your username and password that goes to us instead of your bank," Security Engineer at ISEC partners Josh Yavor said.
Samsung says they take consumer privacy very seriously. They recommend customers use encrypted wireless access points.