Department of Homeland Security: China using TCL TVs to spy on Americans

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Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said his federal agency was looking into whether Chinese television maker TCL had built security-bypassing “backdoors” into its Android-powered TV sets, as reported in Tom’s Guide last month.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-wolf-dhs-chi...

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Likely fake, just like their accusations against huawei. No evidence, no basis.

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Bimbasar wrote:

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/tcl-smart-tv-sec...

About the backdoor which TCL calrudied as software glitch.

They are not talking about the backdoor, there is no backdoor. They are talking about the file system security flaw which is not a big deal.

From the article:

Sick Codes and the other researcher, John Jackson, who works at photo-licensing service Shutterstock, discovered that they could access the entire filesystem of a TCL smart TV over a Wi-Fi connection using an undocumented TCP/IP port. They found that they could also overwrite files on the TV.

All of this could be done without entering a username, a password or any kind of authorization at all. The flaws were assigned the Common Vulnerability and Exposure catalog numbers CVE-2020-27403 and CVE-2020-28055 after the researchers notified the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

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Dont fall for US propaganda, They f**k everyone and do whatever they want, spy on everyone and get caught like the NSA scandal. Its timr they get an even match in the form of China but they can’t play fair and digest it. Make statements against Iran wanting them to be democracy whereas they are okay with Saudi because they have their agenda.

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