Samsung's Tizen is a cracker's dream

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He revealed 40 previously unknown vulnerabilities in the software, which has been pushed by Samsung as it seeks to reduce its dependency on Google and Android. All these zero-days discovered by Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman could allow attackers to remotely hack millions of newer Samsung smart TVs, smart watches, and even mobile phones that are now on the market, as well as some that are scheduled to be released. In the case of many of these devices, what happens next is they're quickly compromised by hackers, who have begun utilizing these connected devices for use in botnets, resulting in some of the worst DDoS attacks we've ever seen. The second occurred yesterday, at Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit, with the help of Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman.

One security flaw involving TizenStore, Tizen's app store, could let a hacker pack malicious code with a software update.

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Knowing that hackers can take control of any Tizen OS device is not a positive feeling by any means. Upon discovering just how badly the code on his TV was written, the researcher chose to buy a bunch of Samsung smartphones that use the OS in order to test them out. The CIA related documents uploaded by Wikileaks proves to everyone that Tizen is not yet ready to replace Android on Samsung's flagship smartphones. "Given that Tizen is now running on 30 million devices (smart TVs and smartwatches) and that Samsung plans to have 10 million Tizen phones this year, the potential for these devices to become members of the next big botnet is very real". The vulnerabilities "would allow someone to remotely hack millions of newer Samsung smart TVs, smart watches, and mobile phones already on the market, as well as ones slated for future release, without needing physical access to them". But when he finds about 40-all of them critical? Programmers use it on certain data transmissions but not all. "It's extra work to move between secure connections and unsecure connections". It's also present on Samsung Z1, Z2, and Z3 smartphones sold mainly in India, on the Gear smartwatches and wearables, several NX cameras, in-vehicle infotainment systems, and even on home appliances, including an air conditioner, a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine and a refrigerator. The company in November past year launched an incentive programme to attract developers onto its platform.

Samsung initially did not act on Neiderman's findings, but changed its stance once the report was published. "Through our SmarTV Bug Bounty program, Samsung is committed to working with security experts around the world to mitigate any security risks".

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