Is there any security issues associated with Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bigkingapple, Aug 23, 2016.

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  1. bigkingapple macrumors newbie

    bigkingapple

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    While checking the blog of our Digital security auditor , I found a blog entry discussing the issues associated with Android smart TV. I know Android is Dam vulnerable in the wrong hands. I am having 4th gen TV. Do I need to concern about such attacks?
    https://nci.ca/2013816smart-tvs-and-security/
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    I know apple will immediately patch any known issues. But there may be possibilities for zero-day exploits
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    While searching on this topic I even found a site dedicated to security issues of Apple TVs named appletvhacks.net. I had seen a comment that those recent security updates patched some major security issues .
     
  2. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Can you post a link to the site you found that is dedicated to Apple TV security?

    Currently the Apple TV does not have a web browser. Which is a major point of attack on smart TVs. And the mic on the remote is not always on.
     
  3. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    I've been following the RSS feeds for appletvhacks.net for about a year now. There haven't been any posts about security issues, just news and info for the platform. Commenting that the "site is dedicated to security issues" is misinformation... o_O
     
  4. bigkingapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry ,I don't have the link, I know that is a good site regarding Steve's products :) I always visit external websites through a private window of my firefox.
     
  5. Phil in ocala Suspended

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    Just let Apple Developer Geeks read this and soon you will need a user name and password for each station....
     

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