FBI Issued Warning About Smart TVs Ahead Of Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

A visitor looks at a display of Smart TV televisions at the Thomson stand.

With so many consumers purchasing smart TVs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the FBI issued a warning about the security of these internet-connected televisions, Tech Crunch reported. For some households, these models are part of an overall smart home, but there are some prudent points to consider before choosing which television to buy.

Smart TVs work similarly to traditional televisions, but they also include an internet connection along with various apps for streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others. While this connectivity allows for simple and easy streaming without the addition of any other technology like an Amazon Fire TV box or a Roku, it also opens households up to potential security issues because hackers can take advantage of the vulnerabilities inherent in smart TVs.

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by – inquisitr.com