If you think, your smartphone and computer are the only two devices that are open to malicious attacks, you are absolutely wrong! Your smart TV can also be the victim to the same. So, how would you safeguard it? Internet-enabled smart TVs are often prone to several Malware attacks and the fact that such TVs offer a fleet of appealing features like custom-made content recommendations, voice recognition, access to social media and cloud service etc. mounts up the security concerns yet more.
However, this post is going to give you a quick idea about how to curtail down your TV’s security vulnerabilities. Generally, attacks are made possible through the TV’s indiscreet connection to the Internet. But, at the same time, as most of the attacks revolve around computers and smartphones, the security concerns also tend to be limited within these devices, resulting in the laxity towards other Internet-enabled gadgets like smart TV. This is definitely a welcome invitation that hackers will take advantage of. And, once hacked, your important personal information like credit card details and passwords can easily be snipped on. Even, your viewing habits can be utilized otherwise.
Though all the hackers don’t happen to hack with the same malign intent, still would you really like your favorite smart device to be muddled along? Certainly not!! Some of the hackers can be from the company you have purchased the product from who tend to use your personal information for several promotional purposes. Then also, you would definitely not want your personal info to be shared with a third party.
The following tips would help you secure your smart TV-
- Well, the first thing you should do is install the latest version of security patches and keep your device updated with the same.
- Do you really need the voice recognition feature? Unless you really need it, why don’t you turn off the nose? Just try to limit your personal access as much as possible.
- Don’t act in haste! Unless the messages flashing the screen are not from any reliable or authentic source, you don’t need to click on them.
- When your smart TV is not in use, try not to keep it connected with the Internet.
- Your cautiousness matters. Remain as alert and vigilant as you can while using your smart TV.
- A strong encryption method for Wi-Fi would be a help too.
- Most importantly, you can easily refrain from performing bank-related activities on your smart TV. Instead, you can use your computer for the same.
So, don’t give it a lighter note and keep these security tips in mind.