Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2024
Over 91,000 LG smart TVs running webOS are vulnerable to hacking

Researchers found multiple vulnerabilities in LG webOS running on smart TVs that could allow attackers to gain root access to the devices. Bitdefender researchers discovered multiple vulnerabilities in LG webOS running on smart TVs that could be exploited to bypass authorization and gain root access on the devices. The vulnerabilities discovered by the researchers impact […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2021
Do You Trust Your Smart TV?

Did you ever stop to think that the office smart TV used for company presentations, Zoom meetings, and other work-related activities may not be so trustworthy? In our latest video, we demonstrate an attack scenario that can occur within any organization – hacking a smart TV. The video shows an insider plugging a USB Rubber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2015
Samsung smartTVs don’t encrypt voice and text data

Samsung smartTV send unencrypted voice recognition data and text information across the Internet without encrypt it, allowing hackers to capture them. A few days ago I was one of the first to publish the news about the Samsung privacy policy that reports smartTV are sending user voice data to third parties. “Samsung SmartTV transmits data […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2015
Samsung SmartTV models transmit voice, and more, to a third-party service

Samsung SmartTV transmits data to a third party, be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information. We have discussed several times about the privacy and security issues related to the Internet of Things devices, Smart meters and Smart TV are intelligent devices that could be exploited by hackers to collect our sensitive […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2014
Kaspersky on SmartTV malware … it’s question of time

Eugene Kaspersky explained that SmartTV are vulnerable to malware-based cyber attacks, it’s a question of time to assist a large-scale infection. In the last months we discussed about possible infection through the Internet of Things, in particular, we focused on cyber attacks on home appliances including Routers, SmartTV, refrigerators and ovens. The number of smart devices […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2014
Philips SmartTV susceptible to serious hack according ReVuln experts

Researchers at ReVuln firm demonstrated how to exploit the last firmware update for Philips SmartTV to steal user’s cookies and other sensitive data. The excellent team of researchers at ReVuln firm has published another interesting analysis on the possibility to hack Philips SmartTV to steal user’s cookies. The news is disconcerting and raise serious concerns for user’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2014
IoT – Discovered first Internet of Things cyberattack on large-scale

Proofpoint discovered more Than 750,000 Phishing and SPAM Emails Launched From “Thingbots” Including Televisions, Fridge Recently security researchers from Proofpoint uncovered a cyber attack against the Internet of Things (IoT), more than 100,000 Refrigerators, Smart TVs and other smart household appliances have been hacked to send out 750,000 malicious spam emails. The nightmare comes true, dozens […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2014
An increasing number of targeted attacks against the energy sector

Symantec published in the report titled “Targeted Attacks Against the Energy Sector” to describe the security landscape for companies of the sector. Companies and industries belonging in the energy sector are waiting most targeted sectors on a global scale, Symantec has issued a very interesting report titled “Targeted Attacks Against the Energy Sector” that provide […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 15, 2014
Kaspersky discovered Icefog Hit US energy companies with Java Backdoor

Kaspersky experts discovered a java version of icefog espionage campaign that targeted at least 3 us oil, gas companies spreading a backdoor dubbed Javafog. Kaspersky Lab in September 2013 announced to have discovered Icefog team, an emerging group of cyber-mercenaries available for hire to conduct surgical hit and run operations against strategic targets.  The cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2014
Internet of Things and principal cyber threats

Internet of Things, a business growing at a compound annual rate of 7,9%, which are the principal cyber threats to the popular paradigm? Another week is starting and this morning the topic that I’ve found everywhere is Internet of Things (IoT), it is a growing paradigm that will influence our life in the next future, […]