Hacking TV

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Growing-up, do you remember your folks worrying about the TV being “hacked?”

Neither do I.

Today, the picture quality of our 55″ HDTV blows us away, but I’ve had to update its firmware four times in the last six months, to apply “security patches.”

Why would anyone bother to “hack” a TV?

How many people even understand “security patches,” and why they’re critical?

It was so much simpler back when we could watch Archie Bunker, “M.A.S.H.,” and “The Jeffersons” with a bowl of popcorn that wasn’t from the microwave.

Sure, the picture is so much better now, but what’s with the whole “TV Hacking” thing?