Are Connected TVs, STBs At Risk For Computer Viruses?


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"Digital TV specialist Ocean Blue Software is warning that connected TVs and set-top boxes, just like personal computers, are at risk of being infected by viruses unless they have adequate protection.

The company said the majority of new connected TVs and set-top boxes, most of which are based on the Linux OS and use widely available software packages such as graphics engines and codecs, will be exposed to new forms of viruses never before associated with TVs and STBs."

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Well, this is interesting! I mean, OK, it is really great to have a state of the art TV set, but what about security? Is there any real danger of getting viruses on your TV or Roku, for example?