Man-in-the-middle attack on Vizio TVs coughs up owners' viewing habits - Twice

Man-in-the-middle attack on Vizio TVs coughs up owners' viewing habits

"The cautionary tales just keep coming for Internet-connected TVs, thermostats, and other so-called 'Internet-of-Things' devices. Today's lesson comes courtesy of a smart TV from Vizio that was subjected to a man-in-the-middle attack because it couldn't be bothered to validate the HTTPS certificates of servers it connected to."
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Smart TVs, and other Internet-connected home-automation products, could become the entry points to hack a home netword.

"The cautionary tales just keep coming for Internet-connected TVs, thermostats, and other so-called 'Internet-of-Things' devices. Today's lesson comes courtesy of a smart TV from Vizio that was subjected to a man-in-the-middle attack because it couldn't be bothered to validate the HTTPS certificates of servers it connected to."

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