The Shared Security Podcast Episode 65 – Smart TV Hacks, New Privacy Concerns, Phishing for Selfies

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This is the 65th episode of the Shared Security Podcast sponsored by Security Perspectives – Your Source for Tailored Security Awareness Training and Assessment Solutions. This episode was hosted by Tom Eston and Scott Wright recorded July 6, 2017. Below are the show notes, commentary, links to articles and news mentioned in the podcast:

Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required
A new vulnerability has been discovered in the way Smart TV’s use “Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial” (or DVB-T) to receive TV signals. There is low risk on this one as the attack requires a specialized transmitter but it’s interesting to see more research on other ways that new TV technology could be exploited.

Before You Hit ‘Submit,’ This Company Has Already Logged Your Personal Data
Many sites are now taking advantage of a new technology that will send information that you’re filling out in a web form to a third-party even before you hit the “submit” button. To make matters worse, many of these sites are not informing users through their privacy policy that this activity is taking place. Yet another reason “auto-complete” in your web browser might not be the best feature to keep enabled from a privacy perspective.

Facebook is testing a feature that stops profile photo theft
Profile photo theft is a real problem on Facebook and is being used for countless scams. It’s good to see Facebook trying to find new ways to prevent others from stealing your profile pictures. However, there are many ways around these controls and this will remain a very hard problem to solve.

What’s worse than getting phished? Getting phished *and* sending a selfie of your Photo ID and credit card
It’s hard to believe but this real phishing attack seems to be working. Bottom line: never, ever respond to a request for you to take a selfie with your credit card and/or drivers license to prove your identity. 🙂

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