Even the Dumbest Ransomware Is Almost Unremovable On Smart TVs

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An anonymous reader writes: Apparently even the easiest-to-remove ransomware is painfully hard to uninstall from smart TVs, if they’re running on the Android TV platform, and many are. This didn’t happen in a real-world scenario (yet), and was only a PoC test by Symantec. The researcher managed to remove the ransomware only because he enabled the Android ADB tool beforehand, knowing he would infect the TV with the ransomware. “Without this option enabled, and if I was less experienced user, I’d probably still be locked out of my smart TV, making it a large and expensive paper weight, ” said the researcher. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Even the Dumbest Ransomware Is Almost Unremovable On Smart TVs

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