TechBits: device security (08.07.13)

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.