Too smart for their own good
Bad things are starting to pop up on Internet-enabled "smart TVs," and no, I'm not talking about streaming episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
"Modern TVs are also attractive targets, especially for advanced attackers," says McAfee's Dirro. "Of all the systems that are being checked if a compromise is suspected, TVs are probably the last place to look. In December, a security company in Malta that sells 'zero-day' exploits announced that they have a remote code execution vulnerability for [Samsung Smart TVs]."
Big deal, you say? Consider that some connected TVs sport integrated webcams and microphones, and that all of them can store login information for your Web-connected accounts.