ReVuln Samsung SmartTV hack

A security company known as ReVuln has created a video demonstrating that it can hack and root Samsung’s Smart TV range including the Samsung TV LED 3D. The video shows how a zero-day vulnerability in the TV’s firmware can be used to retrieve sensitive information and monitor the device remotely. However ReVuln aren’t disclosing this information to Samsung, instead the company prefers to sell its secrets to governments and “other paying customers.”

Xiaomi planning to launch Android smart TV

Chinese startup Xiaomi have hit the headlines quite often over the past few months with their the launch of the quad-core M2 and most recently their announcement of an Android set-top box. Now according to unnamed sources, Xiaomi are looking to produce a feature packed smart TV.

LG UPlus Google TV

After so many bad news there had to be some sunshine on the horizon for Google TV, and, while we’re still only dealing with a ray or two, we’ll take it and hope for the best. The good news was brought quite surprisingly by LG UPlus, a Korean mobile phone operator and IPTV service provider.