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Malware on an LG Smart TV … maybe ….

January 12th 2016 in viruses and exploits

Cite: https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/3zjl8p/ive_clicked_thousands_of_links_on_reddit_without/cymy89a

You’ll see much arguing in the comments about whether the TV is infected with a DNS Hijacker, or if its just a web page pop-up/redirect.  While Smart TVs do have DNS controls, I have never heard of a webpage hosted malware changing TV managed DNS – its not as if Smart TVs are running Windows or OSX, and it seems to me that the potential victim pool would still be too small for the crims to bother making the effort. Here’s an example of how DNS settings are managed on an LG Smart TV: https://support.unblock-us.com/customer/en/portal/articles/291584-how-to-setup-your-lg-smart-tv-with-unblock-us

Screenshot credit: Reddit discussion

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