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How to Tell if the CIA is Hacking Your Smart TV

Reality is making life very difficult for parodists, I would imagine…

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8 Responses to Article titles that once required tinfoil headgear…

  1. Ben says:

    This could be dangerous stuff! If they listened in on my living room, these spooks could be bored to death.

    I just don’t think I’ll lose sleep over this.

  2. MJR says:

    If you take into account the other ways you can be gotten at this is small issue. One of the things I had to learn all about (and more than I ever wanted to know) as a security officer for a defense contractor was about electronic security. It’s not only TV’s it’s anything that emits RF like old CRT video monitors, home phones (even hung up) etc. It doesn’t have to be connected to the net to be looked at. If it transmits RF that RF can be intercepted and looked at and yes that includes your laptop PC.

    http://www.tau.ac.il/~tromer/radioexp/

  3. John says:

    I don’t have a smart TV.
    I communicate with a couple of cans and a really long string.
    How can I help snoops hack me so I’m not left out??
    I’m feeling cheated…

  4. coloradohermit says:

    I’m pretty sure that we don’t have a smart anything. But if I’m mistaken, like Ben, the listener would be bored and decide that I’m probably the silliest old woman they’ve ever had the misfortune of listening in on. 😉

  5. Robert says:

    John @ 3:44
    Fer cryin’ out loud, practice some COMMSEC, man! a laser could easily pick up the vibrations from either can! Cover ’em with non-reflective foam. And speak only in your private language. In code.

    Seriously, though, window glass apparently can make a decent laser-reflecting diaphragm under the right conditions. Which is, apparently, another reason our school had all the windows filled in with bricks.

  6. Robert says:

    MJR @ 3:2
    TEMPEST!

  7. Kentucky says:

    Uh-oh . . . we just got a new whiz-bang coffee maker. Does this mean the CIA knows when we make coffee . . . and how much?

  8. Joel says:

    Better make sure you don’t break any coffee-related laws…

To the stake with the heretic!