Smart TVs can be attacked through broadcast signal with no physical access

Tags: Cyberspace TV Signal Vulnerable IoT
Posted on: 2017-04-01 14:21:29 , Updated on: 2017-04-01 20:07:11 Smart TVs can be attacked through broadcast signal with no physical access

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJ_8QHX6OA

In a presentation to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Rafael Scheel (Senior Penetration Tester & Security Researcher at Oneconsult AG) gives an introduction to IoT cyber security and shows in a live hacking demo an attack which allows to remotely takeover bulks of smart TVs over the TV stream signal. About 90% of the TVs sold in the last years are potential victims of similar attacks.

In October, hackers took over 100,000 IoT devices and used them to block traffic to well-known websites, including Twitter and Netflix.