Posted 02/19/2015 at 11:18 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Samsung Smart TVs are sending unencrypted data throughout the Internet, according to a report by The Guardian.
Data from voice commands and searches are available for hackers to snoop because of this issue.
Samsung has been in the news recently for questions regarding their Smart TVs listening and recording conversations, as well as Samsung Smart TV’s serving ads to users who watch movies from their hard drives.
Originally thought to be encrypted, it’s been revealed by a security expert that the data is not encrypted while in transit.
Some Samsung Smart TV models are sending out both audio and text unencrypted — giving hackers the ability to view the words that users speak to the TV. Personal information regarding the TV itself is also sent without being encrypted.
Samsung told the Guardian “Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously and our products are designed with privacy in mind. Our latest Smart TV models are equipped with data encryption and a software update will soon be available for download on other models.”