Is your TV watching you? FBI warns US citizens that connected televisions can provide hackers a window into their homes


Is your TV watching you? FBI warns US citizens that connected televisions can provide hackers a window into their homes — encouraging owners to stick TAPE over their smart TV cameras

For many people, watching television is a beloved pastime — but could your smart TV be watching you in return?

As discount smart TVs fly off the shelves in Cyber Monday sales, the FBI has issued a warning that the internet-connected devices can allow hackers access to your home.

Connected televisions with cameras and microphones can provide an opening for bad actors to spy on you and violate your privacy, they warned.

Hackers can also take control of unsecured smart TVs and use them as a bridgehead to access your router and form their get into your computer or smartphone.

To combat this, they advocate familiarising yourself with your TV’s privacy features and policies, not relying on default settings and covering cameras with tape.

Smart — or ‘connected’ — televisions are those devices that link to the internet and allow the use of various apps and streaming services.

Increasingly, these high-tech device are being fitted with cameras and microphones — allowing for user voice control and the addition of video chat facilities.

Some models are even being designed with facial recognition technology, allowing for the television to determine who is watching and make suggestions for new programmes to enjoy based on individual viewing histories.

With these features, however, come privacy and security concerns.

‘Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home,’ a Portland, Oregon FBI spokesperson wrote on the bureau’s website.

‘A bad cyber actor may not be able to access your locked-down computer directly.’

Nevertheless, they warned, ‘it is possible that your unsecured TV can give him or her an easy way in the backdoor through your router.’


4 thoughts on “Is your TV watching you? FBI warns US citizens that connected televisions can provide hackers a window into their homes

  1. Knock Knock
    “Who is it” ?
    “It’s me”
    “Raymond, what on earth are you doing out there” ?
    “I’m sleep walking”
    “No your not”
    “No, I think I am”
    “How did you get here” ?
    “I’m not quite sure”
    “Raymond, stop being silly .. how did you get here .. where is your car”
    “I don’t know”
    “Come in side it’s freezing out there”
    “Where did you leave the car Raymond”
    “Down the street a bit .. I didn’t want the neighbors to see me”
    “Raymond, they know you come here”
    “Yes but not at two in the morning”
    “And in your pajamas .. okay”
    “I wonder why you are here at this ungodly hour .. has something happened” ?
    “This is a guessing game isn’t it”
    ‘Not quite .. it’s more of a couldn’t sleep & decided to come for a cup of coco”
    “Really .. we don’t drink coco Raymond”
    “Oh .. I’m very cold & a bit tired now .. could I lie down for a bit .. in the bed if you’ll let me”
    “That’s a bit sneaky isn’t it”
    “What dear .. what are you saying” ?
    “Get into bed you silly man”
    “Are you coming too” ?
    “I suppose I’ll have to .. it is my bed after all”
    “I have work in the morning Raymond .. no funny business okay”
    “Raymond .. stop moving around in the bed .. your keeping me awake”
    “Sorry but I can’t get comfortable .. the bed is too hot”
    “Your doing this deliberately .. aren’t you”
    “No I’m not .. it’s just that it’s hard lying in a bed with you & not becoming .. how shall I put it .. influenced by your charms”
    “I have to work in the morning .. we can’t”
    “Oh .. maybe if you kissed me goodnight .. I could just fall asleep”
    “Do you think”
    “Maybe if I put my arms around you & kissed you goodnight it might be enough”
    “Well actually .. if you took off your pajamas .. you really shouldn’t sleep with those thing on in the first place”
    “If only I was a bit more like you .. liberated I mean”
    “Here let me help you .. oops”
    “Yes indeed .. oops”
    “I’m afraid we’ll have to do something about this”
    “Yes .. Indeed ……………

    1. \”This is very mild\” you say.
      Try it .. it does not take much to start a fire .. you become more descriptive .. demanding .. pleading .. explicit name calling as you go along .. sweet little pussy cunt like as you go along .. the thing is not to stop talking & to bounce off each other replies & take regular breaks to prevent from ending .. \”don\’t come .. we have a lot more / a few more nice things to do to each other before we climax.
      Try it & see how easy & enjoyable it is .. it will spoil you for the silent treatment for ever.

      1. 4 the record … Raymond & I never had sex = R Kingsley Davis.
        We were working on a supernatural discovery project together.
        We were at dinner & I said something .. I don’t remember what.
        He said I have serious plans for us ..
        So I asked “Are you going to marry me”
        & he Mr. Smarty Pants .. with a coy look on his face said “Could do, could do”
        I have never been married & I began to wonder what it would be like to be Mrs. Mira Davis .. Mira & not Myra .. It felt like rolling in autumn leaves .. it sounded nice .. & it made me realist that I am not the marrying kind & not a loser who no man wanted ..
        I repel .. I get scared & run .. I ask if they are married & if they are it is safe to flirt with them = MEN .. because I like men .. the single ones are hard work to keep away & scary ……….
        Shit happens hey.

        1. What do you want from me ??
          From my body ??
          Comfort & pleasure ??
          Tea & sympathy,
          That’s what you want.
          And i can provide this for you .. can I ??
          We’ll see, we;ll see.
          What’s that ??
          You’d like some oral sex as well ??
          You shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth dear.

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