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Samsung tweet suggests to scan your smart TV for malware every few weeks



At a time when most people fail to scan their laptops and mobile phones, asking customers to scan their TVs every two weeks seems like a daunting task. It is a bit awkward to think that our smart TVs might be so vulnerable that they need frequent updates and that Samsung would entrust this responsibility to users rather than performing automatic scans.

As Gizmodo underlines, the warning seems specific to the QLED range. It is not known, however, whether the tweet was written in response to a specific threat or virus. This is not the first time that Samsung invokes fear on its smart TVs. In 2015, customers panicked at the company's formulation of the company's smart TV privacy policy, which gave the impression that televisions could listen to users. Samsung has denied this possibility, but hackers have exploited smart TVs and other smart gadgets for the home. As we fill our homes with connected devices, we need to accept that they all have vulnerabilities and that we may be forced to run more virus scans than we would like.

Engadget has contacted Samsung for more details.


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