Samsung's Tizen OS Presents 40 Security Vulnerabilities

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He said Tizen's code may be "the worst he'd ever seen" and that the people who wrote it "don't have any understanding of security". "They made a lot of wrong assumptions about where they needed encryption", he said, adding: "Tizen is going to be Samsung's biggest thing".

The entire world was shocked when Wikileaks uploaded the Central Intelligence Agency exploits documents which showed how the Central Intelligence Agency was able to forcefully access and steal information from a bunch of operating systems including Samsung's smart TV OS.

Tizen OS runs on 21 million Smart TV sets, according to the researcher.

I also love mixed reality, and I can see how the two will transform the world around us and take us out of this ugly mess of laptops and smartphones, etc.




The Israeli researcher was able to hack into his Samsung Smart TV by using one of the critical flaws he found in the Tizen Store app, an equivalent of Apple's iTunes or Google's Play Store. Their attempt to create their own crappy and substandard replacement of Google software is hurting the company.

"Samsung Electronics takes security and privacy very seriously". Another attack on Samsung Smart TVs was published last week that used malicious commands embedded in broadcast TV signals. 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". "It's like taking an undergraduate and letting him programme your software".

Hackers could exploit the vulnerabilities found in Samsung's Tizen operating system to gain remote access and control of a variety of the company's products, Amihai Neiderman, head of research at Equus Software, told Motherboard. However, with the discovery of these security issues, they may not be ready to install the operating system to its Galaxy range of handsets. Built on a Linux kernel like the Android, and running on C++ and HTML5, it was developed with a large chunk of open source software running on top. Motherboard reports that a security researcher has discovered over 40 security vulnerabilities in Samsung's Tizen operating system. Since the app store is one of the most trusted installations of a Tizen device, it can be used as an easy route for hackers to update the system with nasty malware. However, unlike iOS or Android, Tizen isn't a popular piece of code, which means not many researchers have extensively looked into it. Tizen's protections against it are insufficient, Neiderman said.

Samsung says it is "fully committed to cooperating with Mr. Neiderman to mitigate any potential vulnerabilities".

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