ESET launches Smart TV security solution

ESET has launched ESET Smart TV Security – an advanced technology protection solution against targeted malware attacks on connected TVs and other devices with the Android TV operational system.

According to statistics, there could be as many as 30 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. While these gadgets bring numerous benefits to households, they also pose a threat to consumers’ everyday lives. Smart TVs in particular – with their microphones, cameras and USB ports – are increasingly becoming prime targets for malware attacks.

“Given the risks to security and privacy, consumers need to think about protecting smart home devices in the same way they would protect their laptops, tablets or mobiles – they cannot treat them like an average TV, kettle, or watch,” said Branislav Orlik, Mobile Security Product Manager at ESET.

According to the company, Smart TVs with Android TV OS will also undoubtedly contribute to the spread of Android ransomware, which has already been persistently targeting Android devices for a number of years.

The ESET Smart TV Security application protects consumers with a variety of security features, including antivirus protection, anti-ransomware, multi-device scanning and anti-phishing and is available to download via Google Play from a user’s TV device. Once installed, users will be protected by ESET across their entire Android ecosystem – both smartphone and TV.

“Users need to feel safe in the knowledge that they can watch their favorite shows and browse the internet on their smartphones without fear of being watched or having their personal data compromised,” explains Orlik. “ESET is the top rated provider of security solutions for Android OS devices, so we are the smart choice for consumers to ensure all the devices in their homes, and the data they collect, are kept secure.”

Live demonstration of how ESET Smart TV Security defends consumers from cyberattacks will be conducted by ESET’s experts at MobileFocus Global, PEPCOM‘s annual media event, on 26th February at 19.00 (Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel). ESET will also be demonstrating this solution at Mobile World Congress in Hall 7.