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Man-in-the-Middle Smart TV Hacking

Researchers have discovered that millions of Smart TV’s may have been taken over in a man-in-the-middle style security attack. Angelos Keromytis and Yossef Oren, two researchers from the University of Colombia have found that many Smart TV’s could be hacked into using a cheap antenna to broadcast messages. It completes this through insecurities in the Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband Television Standard (HbbTV), which now features on millions of internet-connected TVs after being introduced two years ago. The researches have released a paper detailing that the standard is vulnerable to a “large-scale exploitation technique” that is “remarkably difficult to detect”. It doesn’t require any large expenses…

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