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TechBits: device security (08.07.13)

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Security concerns are arising for devices other than your computer.

A new report shows there may be big concerns for your home router.  Some newer routers have features like print and file servers.  Those services are presenting weaknesses that can be exploited by hackers.  The unfortunate news for router owners is that in many cases, the services cannot be turned off.

Samsung Smart TV owners also have security problems.  The Smart TV apps are apparently vulnerable to hackers.  The apps could be used as a launching point to get access to other destinations on your network- and built in cameras for video chat could even be used to spy on people.  Samsung has already started sending out security patches.

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