CNN: Your TV Might Be Watching You August 02 2013
While we always love seeing new and exciting technology come to market, consumers still need to be vigilant about their privacy. New "Smart TVs" have all kinds of cool features - but also have big security risks.
The flaws in Samsung Smart TVs, which have now been patched, enabled hackers to remotely turn on the TVs' built-in cameras without leaving any trace of it on the screen. 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.
We're happy to see the vulnerability was patched, but there's only one way to make sure nobody else has access to a webcam when it's not being used - and that's to cover it.