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Major Security Flaws Discovered In Internet HDTVs

January 8th, 2011 01:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

wiredmikey writes “Security researchers have discovered several security flaws in one of the best-selling brands of Internet-connected HDTVs, and believe it’s likely that similar security flaws exist in other Internet TVs. The security researchers were able to demonstrate how an attacker could intercept transmissions from the television to the network using common ‘rogue DNS,’ ‘rogue DHCP server,’ or TCP session hijacking techniques. Mocana was able to demonstrate that JavaScript could then be injected into the normal datastream, allowing attackers to obtain total control over the device’s Internet functionality.”

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