Samsung TVs Hacked to Remotely Activate Built-In Camera

Posted August 3, 2013 at 4:25pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 29530 views

Hackers have demonstrated a method of hacking Samsung Smart TVs to remotely enable the webcam letting them watch you without you ever knowing, reports CNN. iSEC researchers found it easy to tap into the TV's Web Browser which gave them access to all the functions controlled by the browser, including the built-in camera.

While you're watching TV, a hacker anywhere around the world could have been watching you. Hackers also could have easily rerouted an unsuspecting user to a malicious website to steal bank account information. Samsung quickly fixed the problem after security researchers at iSEC Partners informed the company about the bugs. Samsung sent a software update to all affected TVs.

The hack was presented at the Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas this week. Samsung says it has patched the issue and also notes that "The camera can be turned into a bezel of the TV so that the lens is covered, or disabled by pushing the camera inside the bezel. The TV owner can also unplug the TV from the home network when the Smart TV features are not in use." However, iSEC researchers remain skeptical that the technology is perfectly secure even after the patch.

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dwewwe - August 7, 2013 at 3:38am
Weewillie spunker - August 4, 2013 at 2:00am
I mean if they want to see me jerk off to midget porn more power to them. Edit: little person porn. Sorry!
Copperhead - August 4, 2013 at 2:05pm
I love midget porn. They have great arses. And they can easily give me a bj... Little people are freaking awesome with sex, I love them :)
Thoune - August 4, 2013 at 1:44am
Sound dangerous esp to whom put it in bedroom!!! 555
isamphone - August 3, 2013 at 11:37pm
I leave my wireless wideopen cause I know how much those black hat guys love watching me masturbate to porn on my Samsung 50" led lcd smart tv. watch away you pervy voyeurs, the next shots for you. that's why they hack the camera right?
isampho - August 7, 2013 at 3:32am
SDWE - August 8, 2013 at 5:16am
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Skyluck - August 3, 2013 at 11:15pm
My god see my sins better than your god man !!!!!!
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