It8217;s possible that Samsung realised the tweet may have raised more alarm bells among those who have purchased the top-of-the-range QLED TVs. Essentially, the company admitted that its smart TVs were vulnerable and placed the onus on those who purchased them to be responsible for looking after them.
Samsung does install McAfee anti-virus protection on some of its Tizen-based televisions, but users must still be proactive about protecting their televisions by running checks as they would with any of their other connected devices.
In order to carry out the checks on the Tizen OS TVs, users must head to General Settings and select System Manager. From there it8217;s case of hitting Smart Security and then Scan. Currently it has to be done manually because there isn8217;t a means of scheduling regular checks.
8220;There is a tiny number of known malware that might attack a TV,8221; Ken Munro, of Pen Test Partners told the BBC. 8220;I8217;ve seen one case of a ransomware infection but the prospect of it happening to most users is very small. A better solution would be for Samsung to automatically update its operating system for you.8221;
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