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(The Register)   Now that McAfee is out of the PC malware game, they might target your TV   ( theregister.co.uk) divider line
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2014-05-12 02:44:39 PM  
Hmm, I was expecting Big Brother, not a peeping tom

either one is getting an awful eyeful
 
2014-05-12 02:47:08 PM  
I look forward to my clueless family calling me with:

"We were downloading an episode of Real Housewives and this pop came up saying the TV has a virus, and we need to install antivirus, not the TV won't run...what do we do?"
 
2014-05-12 02:50:38 PM  

loonatic112358: Hmm, I was expecting Big Brother, not a peeping tom

either one is getting an awful eyeful


You watch TV naked too?

/comment not safe for lunch
 
2014-05-12 02:51:05 PM  

FinFangFark: I look forward to my clueless family calling me with:

"We were downloading an episode of Real Housewives and this pop came up saying the TV has a virus, and we need to install antivirus, not the TV won't run...what do we do?"


Yeah they would have installed Mcafee or Norton.
 
2014-05-12 02:52:01 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: loonatic112358: Hmm, I was expecting Big Brother, not a peeping tom

either one is getting an awful eyeful

You watch TV naked too?

/comment not safe for lunch


Who doesn't?
 
2014-05-12 02:53:02 PM  

FinFangFark: I look forward to my clueless family calling me with:

"We were downloading an episode of Real Housewives and this pop came up saying the TV has a virus, and we need to install antivirus, not the TV won't run...what do we do?"


I look forward to ransomware on the TV


No wait that'll come from the cable provider
 
2014-05-12 02:55:12 PM  
My dumb TV is just a 42" computer monitor.
 
2014-05-12 02:55:35 PM  
In other words, your TV is going to:
1. Take 10 minutes to boot up. 20 seconds for the TV, 9 minutes 4 seconds for mcafee
2. completely disable most of the "smart TV" features
3. still get a virus anyways..
 
2014-05-12 02:59:41 PM  

Somaticasual: In other words, your TV is going to:
1. Take 10 minutes to boot up. 20 seconds for the TV, 9 minutes 4 seconds for mcafee
2. completely disable most of the "smart TV" features
3. still get a virus anyways..


Most "smart tvs" run freebsd or linux and McAfee doesn't offer support for either from an end user level (they offer enterprise editions for IT shops)

/most likely your tv will just get hacked into
//works for the company that runs the network these TVs talk to so I'm getting a kick
///and watching you type slashies
 
2014-05-12 03:06:34 PM  

loonatic112358: Smeggy Smurf: loonatic112358: Hmm, I was expecting Big Brother, not a peeping tom

either one is getting an awful eyeful

You watch TV naked too?

/comment not safe for lunch

Who doesn't?


Hopefully the fat chick down the street who can't wipe her ass.  The stink from that much shiat on the couch would gag a cockroach

/another comment not safe for lunch
//I see a trend developing
///help
 
2014-05-12 03:11:34 PM  
Do people actually use those smart tv apps built into their TV's and suft the internet from their tv with the horrid built in browsers?

Wouldn't in be nice if the high end TV's came with the option of having everything removed and was basically an awesome 55-70 inch monitor?  My tv has a built in subwoofer.  I have never use the speakers on my tv.
 
2014-05-12 03:13:09 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: loonatic112358: Smeggy Smurf: loonatic112358: Hmm, I was expecting Big Brother, not a peeping tom

either one is getting an awful eyeful

You watch TV naked too?

/comment not safe for lunch

Who doesn't?

Hopefully the fat chick down the street who can't wipe her ass.  The stink from that much shiat on the couch would gag a cockroach

/another comment not safe for lunch
//I see a trend developing
///help


If you don't pay, that's the only channel you'll receive
 
2014-05-12 03:24:49 PM  

Somaticasual: In other words, your TV is going to:
1. Take 10 minutes to boot up. 20 seconds for the TV, 9 minutes 4 seconds for mcafee
2. completely disable most of the "smart TV" features
3. still get a virus anyways..


4. Make you pay to download the Software every time you change the channel.
 
2014-05-12 04:13:10 PM  
"Now that McAfee is out of the PC malware game..."

Tell that to Adobe.  "NO! I DON'T WANT MCAFEE! JUST UPDATE FLASH, DAMMIT!"
 
2014-05-12 04:47:49 PM  

Hz so good: "Now that McAfee is out of the PC malware game..."

Tell that to Adobe.  "NO! I DON'T WANT MCAFEE! JUST UPDATE FLASH, DAMMIT!"


Yeah, just love Flash and Java for that - "Hey, we found even more security holes in our software you installed, you better download them. Oh, before you fix these critical flaws in our software, lets us take the opportunity to earn some money off you by trying to flog you some third party software". I am always surprised that Malwarebytes still doesn't quarantine the both of them.
 
2014-05-12 05:39:31 PM  

xria: Hz so good: "Now that McAfee is out of the PC malware game..."

Tell that to Adobe.  "NO! I DON'T WANT MCAFEE! JUST UPDATE FLASH, DAMMIT!"

Yeah, just love Flash and Java for that - "Hey, we found even more security holes in our software you installed, you better download them. Oh, before you fix these critical flaws in our software, lets us take the opportunity to earn some money off you by trying to flog you some third party software". I am always surprised that Malwarebytes still doesn't quarantine the both of them.


My hatred for McAfee goes deeper than that. At one of my teaching jobs, all corp email was scanned by McAfee, before it would ever make it to your inbox. I forget what release it was (back in '99-2000), but it ended up infecting the exchange server, and everybodies inboxes on the IMAP server. Absolute bear to get rid of.

And don't get me started on symantec. It's like pulling teeth to get rid of it, and sometimes, it'll trash your OS on the way out. Motherfarkers...   I miss Tim Norton.
 
2014-05-12 05:43:54 PM  

Hz so good: I miss Tim Norton.


Have you considered practicing your aim?
 
2014-05-12 05:44:08 PM  

Hz so good: My hatred for McAfee goes deeper than that. At one of my teaching jobs, all corp email was scanned by McAfee, before it would ever make it to your inbox. I forget what release it was (back in '99-2000), but it ended up infecting the exchange server, and everybodies inboxes on the IMAP server. Absolute bear to get rid of.And don't get me started on symantec. It's like pulling teeth to get rid of it, and sometimes, it'll trash your OS on the way out. Motherfarkers...   I miss Tim Norton.


Yeah, a few years back I got Norton for free for a year as part of the latest deal from my ISP at the time. There are bits of it still around that I could never get rid of of on my old XP box.
 
2014-05-13 02:33:19 AM  
So a smart TV could listen in on my conversations while I am watching TV? I can save them a lot of trouble.
"Nice play."
"No way that was a strike."
"Jesus he can't find the strike zone to save his life."
"You want another beer?"

That covers 95% of my conversation while watching TV.
 
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