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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ransomware Spreading Onto Smart TVs, Is A Pain To Fix

Streaming TV has been a boon for consumers. Programming is everywhere, right at our fingertips, as soon as we get our screens online. But that connectivity comes with a big risk: wherever there’s an internet connection, there’s a possibility for bad guys to show up. And now they are showing up in the real world, holding TV sets hostage with ransomware and demanding cash to let you access your own stuff. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The fix is easy. Turn off your internet settings so it can't connect to the internet. Connect to only to check for updates, and then disable the internet connection. I have smart tv, and I don't use the internet functions. Instead I use my amazon stick and roku box for programming.