FBI Warns Smart TVs May Be Spying on Owners.
The FBI issued a pre-holiday warning regarding the various security risks that could result from purchasing a smart TV.
At the low end of the risk spectrum, they can change channels, play with the volume, and show your kids inappropriate videos.
In a worst-case scenario, they can turn on your bedroom TV's camera and microphone and silently cyberstalk you.
, FBI, via warning.
Smart TVs equipped with internet streaming and facial recognition capabilities are particularly vulnerable to being hacked.
The FBI recommends owners educate themselves about the device’s security settings and learn how to disable microphones and cameras.