Trend Micro: Cyber threats for modern TVs

Posted: July 2, 2013 in Security Notices
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Trend MicroTrend Micro has studied cyber threat to modern TVs

Trend Micro has released a infographic for today’s cyber threats such as TV Smart TV. According to statistics, by 2016 the share of Smart TV will account for 85% of the market.

According to experts at Trend Micro, the fact that the Smart TV allows its owners to access the Internet, in particular, to the accounts on different sites, is likely to lead to the fact that in the near future attackers will launch phishing attack on the Smart TV.

In addition, experts point out that the lack of Smart TV standard keyboard, most likely, will lead to the fact that users will be too simple passwords.

Some experts argue that modern TVs, such as Smart TV, it is possible to install malicious software on a regular computer. Therefore, attackers will be able to steal user data Smart TV and monitor their online activity.

Smart TV cyber threats

Experts recommend installing the usual means of protection to prevent the attackers to penetrate the device and access to personal information.

Smart TV cyber threats

Infographic published by Trend Micro, also contains recommendations on how to protect TVs, such as Smart TV, the aforementioned cyber threats, including the use of a strong password, standard protection and parental controls.

Smart TV cyber threats

Infographic is available at: http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/infographics/infograph/smart-tv-ready-for-primetime

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