Darren Cauthon said his wife downloaded an app advertising free movies to the family’s smart TV, then a message popped up rendering the TV useless.
Cauthon is a computer programmer and knew right away someone was trying to take his money and infiltrate his TV.
The problem is the information you put on your TV. Hackers can find out your email and log in through the apps you download.
To make sure this doesn’t happen to your smart TV, Kelso suggests making sure your Internet connection and TV software is up to date. Also, make sure you are downloading well known apps and not apps that could possibly be scammers at work.