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That Smart TV You Just Bought May Be Spying on You, FBI Warns


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Your smart television might be watching you.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of security issues with smart televisions.

Credit: azureedge.net

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning consumers that televisions that offer Internet streaming and facial recognition capabilities may be vulnerable to intrusion.

The FBI has outlined how such advanced technological features could permit smart TV manufacturers and app developers to spy on consumers.

The agency also claims malicious cyber actors can take control of unsecured smart TVs and potentially cause problems for owners.

In order to guard against possible intrusion, the FBI suggests that smart TV owners educate themselves on their device's security settings, change default network passwords set by manufacturers, and understand how to enable and disable microphones and cameras.

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