Weeping Angel Spies on Samsung Smart TVs

WikiLeaks has exposed a tool that the CIA used (or maybe still does?) that is called 'Weeping Angel'. This nifty little software allows the CIA to tap into the internal microphone of Samsung 2013 F-Series TVs. The beautiful (not) thing about this is that they can do this with the TV powered off. If you are a citizen of the USA, you have to be pretty pissed off that your own government has been spying on you so deeply for so long. More details below.

The implant is configured on a Linux PC, and then deployed onto the TV using a USB stick (after having configured it using a Linux-bases system). Audio files can then be extracted using a USB stick or setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot with-in range of the TV. It is also possible to listen to audio exfiltration live, using the Live Listen Tool, designed for use on a Windows OS.

Source: HotHardware