A proof-of-concept exploit that uses terrestrial TV signals and a low-cost transmitter to hack Smart TVs raises an unsettling prospect—the ability of hackers to take complete control of a large number of sets at once without having physical access to any of them. The hacks underscore the risks of so-called “Internet of Things” devices, the vast majority of which are given network access and computing functionalities without being adequately secured. This research is significant because TVs are used by a fundamentally different demographic than computers.
Phi Beta Iota: The US Government has been irresponsible and the National Security Agency and CEO’s of major communications and computing companies derelict in their fiduciary duties to the point of criminal malfeasance. Below is the original warning letter to the White House in 1994.