Can Your IPTV Get Hacked?
The revelation emerged from Mocana, a security firm in San Francisco. Researchers there found a vulnerability in TV web software that allows criminals to set up fake retail sites and obtain financial data. They could also eavesdrop on the TV as it sent information to websites.
What brand of TV was not disclosed. But according to The New York Times, "it was one of the five bestselling web-ready TVs."
Conventional PC security technology is not among the possible solutions because IPTVs (or today's models, at least) lack the processing power to run it. But some companies are looking to expand upon passwords with such safeguards as fingerprint scanning and face recognition. They'd also like to find ways to freeze attacked devices before mischief can be done.
See The New York Times.