Jun 17, 2019

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung has advised owners of its latest TVs to run regular virus scans. BBC News asked Samsung whether any specific threat had prompted the warning. Samsung recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. "A better solution would be for Samsung to automatically update its operating system for you." Samsung previously raised eyebrows about the security of its smart TVs, in 2015, when it warned customers not to discuss personal information in front of the displays as they could transmit it to third parties.

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