The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued some advice to protect smart TVs, increasingly at the center of the "special attentions" of hackers
If even the home TV is smart, and is connected to the network, then it can be attacked by a hacker. That's what the FBI reminds us, and they've put together a short (and, to tell the truth, quite banal) guide to protecting smart TVs.
The principle from which the FBI starts is clear and simple: smart TVs are connected to the Internet and have a processor and a certain amount of memory inside them. It is possible to download apps for smart TVs, which behave similarly to those for smartphones. In addition, many recent smart TVs even have Android built in. In terms of cybersecurity, then, very little changes between a smart TV and a smartphone: both are remotely attackable by a hacker, even through the use of viruses and malware of various kinds. That's why it is necessary to protect them, as much as we have to protect our cell phones.
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The FBI advices are just the minimum essential to protect a smart Tv at the threshold of 2020. For a really effective protection, however, we need to check one by one the apps we have installed and the permissions we have granted them. And, since it's not always possible to do so, the real advice is to install only the essential apps. And, among them, there is definitely an antivirus app. Yes, there are also antivirus apps for smart TV: some manufacturers integrate them directly into the device's operating system, otherwise there are smart TV versions of the most popular antivirus apps for PCs and smartphones.