SAMSUNG TWEETS ADVICE TO ALL TV OWNERS THEY SHOULD REGULARLY SCAN FOR MALWARE
Ok, I thought I liked Samsung. But it seems Samsung sucks the major consumer booty like all the rest of the big tech companies out there. Why? Well, instead of protecting consumers who buy a Samsung TV, Samsung has simply issued some advice. Even better? They give this advice with a Tweet. So that’s right, there was no service announcement. There also wasn’t any message to the people who went to the trouble of registering their TV after they bought it. So what’s the advice about? Malware. That’s right, malware on your TV. It’s a brave new world, right, when you have to worry about viruses on your TV. It could be in your kitchen, bedroom, living room or pretty much anywhere. TV owners are screwed. Or are they?
SAMSUNG SAYS DO THIS EVERY FEW WEEKS TO MAKE SURE YOUR TV IS SECURE
But at least Samsung gave a how-to video with their advice. And yes, this is, inevitably, sarcasm. You can find the video on the Samsung Support USA Twitter feed. If you watch it, you will see that it will take you over a dozen button pushes on the remote control just to find the sub-menu you will need to run a check on your TV. Lame! But even better? The advice also suggests every Samsung TV owner to run this check “every few weeks.” But why? Because that’s the only way you can be sure to “prevent malicious software attacks.” Hmmm. So ain’t life grand?
BUT IT’S REALLY JUST SNEAKY AD CAMPAIGN TO FORCE YOU TO USE PREINSTALLED MCAFEE BLOATWARE
But how could this be worse? If you consider that many TV’s can spy on you at home if someone accesses them remotely? Sure, that’s pretty upsetting to consider. But how about some outrage? So here it is. This is just a sneaky ass way to market McAfee Security for TV. No, really. Samsung is the first to pre-install the software on all their TVs. This started this year in 2019. So get ready for the new television market. It will come with unnecessary bloatware and marketing prods to use things you just might not even need. Or do you?
Very lame, Samsung. Very lame.