TV LG secretly sends user information to the Internet, even send, LG is preparing to accept the reality of the firmware.

a British blogger who called DoctorBeet found that his LG TV ad up in front of the box. He tried to do the ads come from the captured packet traffic view

what he discovered back even more alarming because LG TV to change the channel to transmit data back to the server of the LG TV every time he changes the channel and device ID information attached to (I sent as clear. text, not encrypted) is the destination of the packet.


the When they try to plug the USB drive to store the video on your TV, LG will see the file name sent to the server as well. (They try to create fake files named Midget_Porn_2013.avi. And found that the file was sent to the LG really)

in front of the TV set. A Collection of watching info Name option, which defaults to On, but when he opened it was found that adjustment is Off LG TV was also sent to the same server!

he try to contact LG and was told that according to the conditions Terms and Conditions of Service. The customer must agree to the shopping cart

The advice we have been given is that unfortunately as you accepted the Terms and Conditions on your TV, your concerns would be best directed to the retailer. We understand you feel you should have been made aware of these T’s and C’s at the point of sale, and for obvious reasons LG are unable to pass comment on their actions.

Source – DoctorBeet , Ars Technica

after this ring. I have another blogger was intercepted packets as well. And found that more than a collection of files from USB drive, because the TV will scan for drives to be shared over a home network. And sent as a file name back to LG with

later represented the LG, it’s official release. Recognized the problem Explained by the different channels of customer data to display appropriate ads. Used for channel guide and items of interest to customers, LG, while others (by relying on the view of the people watching television at that)

the problems that disable the option not to send data. Then send the information back to the TV is a bug in the firmware software that LG will update customers soon

problem of collection files. As part of a feature in the future, LG will search the metadata of video watching. But this feature is not yet developed fully. And will be closed in the new firmware as well

Source – Graham Cluley , Ars Technica



                     LG, Privacy, TV



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