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An anonymous reader writes: Bruce Upbin from Forbes reports on a major flaw, discovered by researchers from Columbia University's Network Security Lab, affecting millions of Smart TVs supporting the HbbTV standard.
The flaw allows a radio-frequency attacker with a low budget to take control over tens of thousands of TVs in a single attack, forcing the TVs to interact with any website on their behalf — Academic paper here.

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Millions of Smart TVs Vulnerable to "Red Button" Attack

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Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?