Android without security updates

by Volker Weber

Comments

Da kommt so richtig Freude auf.

Johannes Matzke, 2016-12-30 09:55

The Internet of Shitty Things

Volker Weber, 2016-12-30 09:56

In Deutschland wären rechtliche Schritte nen Versuch wert. Allein um kein Präzedenzrisiko zu haben würde LG vermutlich austauschen oder das Geld zurückgeben. Auf der anderen Seite unglaublich, dass sowas notwendig sein soll.

Martin Hiegl, 2016-12-30 12:07

"... So @lgus has given me instructions on how to do the factory reset on the tv. I'll be trying it out after work... fingers crossed!"

"... Seriously I thank @LGUS for the help. They jumped into the prob instead of ignoring. Now share reset codes with ur tech support & online :)"

Still not something I would like to see happen at my place - considering TV's role in our private network will full connectivity to home servers!

Dirk Rose, 2016-12-30 13:15

Yeah if you side load strange apps from non-reputable sources to your TV you kind of deserve shit like that.
This is however no excuse for not updating or not disclosing the factory reset

Marcus Schmidt, 2016-12-30 16:39

IOT is a nightmare, both as trojans for DDOS attacks and (likely) as monitoring devices (intentional & not). As much as possible, I put my IOT items on the guest network at my house, but even then, I'm concerned about them being used without my knowledge for nefarious reasons.

I don't know how we can get providers of these (often low cost) devices to harden & maintain the firmware - maybe there's room for a third party solution to protect you & your home from your stuff. Sigh.

Amy Blumenfield, 2016-12-30 17:51

Trouble is: It is really really hard to buy a dumb TV these days. All of them include "smart" functions.

Hanno Zulla, 2016-12-30 20:06

Wie sagte vowe neulich so schön: The "S" in IoT stands for security ...

Axel Koerv, 2016-12-30 22:15

Still you are not forced to connect the smart TV to the Internet. Just give up on the not so smart built-in functions and feed content via HDMI, DVB-[C|S|T(2)].

Armin Auth, 2016-12-30 23:05

It is always a good idea to "outsource" Internet access and nasty software to a separate device a la FireTV or Chromecast. You still have all benefits of todays streaming world and your TV is "firewalled". Losing a device like FireTV means financial loss <100€.

Axel Koerv, 2016-12-31 00:11

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Andy Mell on Your next smartphone at 13:21
Hanno Zulla on Your next smartphone at 12:03
Hubert Stettner on Your next smartphone at 11:57
Ralf M Petter on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 11:35
Jonas Schulte on Your next smartphone at 11:29
Volker Weber on Your next smartphone at 11:07
Jonas Schulte on Your next smartphone at 10:46
Ralph Hammann on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 09:23
Volker Weber on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 08:53
Ralf M Petter on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 08:45
Ingo Müller on BlackBerry does not deliver at 06:10
Jochen Kattoll on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 18:23
Volker Weber on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 18:15
Jochen Kattoll on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 18:13
Horia Stanescu on Google veröffentlicht Riesen-Patch-Paket für Android at 17:25
Volker Weber on Your questions about the AirPods at 17:11
Jerome Rauch on Your questions about the AirPods at 17:04
Jerome Rauch on Controlling your music from your Apple Watch at 17:02
Sven Semel on Was ich von Frau Brandlinger gelernt habe at 17:02
Roland Dressler on Was ich von Frau Brandlinger gelernt habe at 15:40
Thomas Einwaller on Your questions about the AirPods at 13:06
Stefanie Wörtche on Was ich von Frau Brandlinger gelernt habe at 12:25
Daniel Meyer on Your questions about the AirPods at 11:35
Mathias Ziolo on This is your AirPod control at 09:38
Volker Weber on This is your AirPod control at 09:16

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter ello  instagram

Local time is 14:59

visitors.gif