Samsung has admitted that some of its smart TVs upload users’ voices to the internet without encryption.
This means enterprising third parties could potentially spy on Samsung TV customers without their knowledge.
The issue was raised by UK-based internet security experts, who feared the exploit could put users at risk.
The South Korean electronics giant has since provided TrustedReviews with a comment on the issue.
Although new Samsung TVs do offer the necessary data protection, older models were found to be not encrypting voice data.
“Our latest Smart TV models are equipped with data encryption and a software update will soon be available for download on other models.”
Fortunately, this means Samsung will be patching the exploit for older smart TV units, which should prevent users from having their voice commands spied upon.
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It’s worth noting that this particular issue relates specifically to users’ voice commands, and is separate from the other Samsung television PR fiasco we saw earlier this month.
The tech firm came under fire after it emerged that Samsung TVs were recording and transmitting everything that users said while the TV was on, voice commands or otherwise.