26 Apr '17, 3pm

Hack Your Own Samsung TV With The CIA’s Weeping Angel Exploit https://t.co/FRHGzSK9HV

[Wikileaks] has just published the CIA’s engineering notes for Weeping Angel Samsung TV Exploit . This dump includes information for field agents on how to exploit the Samsung’s F-series TVs, turning them into remotely controlled spy microphones that can send audio back to their HQ. An attacker needs physical access to exploit the Smart TV , because they need to insert a USB drive and press keys on the remote to update the firmware, so this isn’t something that you’re likely to suffer personally. The exploit works by pretending to turn off the TV when the user puts the TV into standby. In reality, it’s sitting there recording all the audio it can, and then sending it back to the attacker once it comes out of “fake off mode”. It is still unclear if this type of vulnerability could be fully patched without a product recall, although firmware version 1118+ eliminates the USB ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/04/26/hack-your-own-samsung-tv-w...

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