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Samsung's safety reminder makes the case for not having a Samsung Smart TV

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Samsung's safety reminder makes the case for not having a Samsung Smart TV

Samsung's safety reminder makes the case for not having a Samsung Smart TV, Samsung said its smart TV owners should have a regular scan for malware using its built-in virus scanning program. 
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"Prevent malware attacks on your TV by searching for viruses on your TV every few weeks," a chuck (now deleted) from the US company support account was read along with a video attachment that showed the tedious process.

The obvious question here is why Samsung in the world does not automate this process. 

When many people do not know how to stop homogenization, what are their chances of observing security practices? It also shows how stupid some smart TVs are.

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Samsung’s now-deleted tweet recommended that users run a virus scan every couple of weeks. Image: Samsung / Twitter

It is unclear whether the tweet has been placed in response to the recent threat. 

No recent security flaws have been reported for Samsung smart TVs, but in 2017, WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA had developed a piece of software called "Weeping Angel" that was able to turn Samsung smart TVs into a listening device. 

Less than a month later, a security researcher discovered a 40-point-a-day vulnerability in Samsung's smart TV operating system, Tizen. 

At the time, Samsung released a revised publication detailing the security features of TVs, which include their ability to detect malicious code on both the platform and application levels.

Virus scans are another reminder of how annoying modern smart TVs appear. Sure, they all have a very flocking application under the compact sunlight, and Samsung models can even be used in streaming games from a local computer. 

But they also contain microphones that can pose a risk to privacy, and are expensive with credit card details to purchase video content on demand. 

Even when everything works as desired by the manufacturer, it can be another way to put ads in front of you, either on your home screen or even in some cases directly in your video content.

The small PSA offered by Samsung about the scan for "malware" (e-hem) may be a safe practice on Samsung's smart TV, but it's also an excellent reminder why you might not want to buy one in the first place.

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