Samsung Recommends You Virus Scan Your Smart TVs

Dave Das, senior vice president, Samsung Electronics America, unveils the 98" QLED 8K TV during a Samsung news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If you’ve got one of those smart TVs from Samsung … they recommend you do a virus scan.

This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet, first spotted by The Verge, was short lived. Samsung has since removed it, but it existed long enough to raise a few red flags.



At a time when most people neglect to scan their laptops and cellphones, asking customers to scan their TVs every few weeks seems like a stretch. It’s a bit troublesome to think our smart TVs might be so vulnerable they need such frequent updates and that Samsung would place that responsibility on users, rather than running automatic scans.

Source: The Verge via Engadget


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