Originally Posted by arkasi55
I've not been able to see/replicate this.
It's far more likely that the user had an unsecured network or was a fallback from a previous update. Users in the 5500/6500 threads reported instances of the TV reporting a new firmware being available, however when they attemped to update, there was none.
It would be very difficult for a device to hack it's way onto a wifi network and obtain internet access. The TV itself does not operate in an ad-hoc mode and even if it did, it would not have access to update data unless it was connected to an internet connection.
If the target router/access point has no cryptographic transport security applied - either a) intentionally, in the case of a public hotspot, and/or a rogue router set up by a bad guy, or b) unintentionally in the very common case of a misconfigured consumer router, the TV client would only have to connect in infastructure mode
, and no device hacking would be necessary. This is what Konica appears to have reported. Here's a simple test scenario -
1. Identify or set up a wireless router/access point that allows your pc/mac/linux client to connect. (open router with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 disabled)
2. Disconnect the ethernet drop cable from your TV.
3. Recycle power on your TV and inspect your network settings (Home==>Setup==>Network).
If the Network Status item shows Connected to Internet
, you must be connected wirelessly. Check the LG Apps pane (rightmost pane under Home) whch may show - Initializing. It shouldn't be populated if a network connection is not established.
3. Recycle power on your TV and then go into Home==>Setup==>Option and select Intitial Setting and then reinspect for wireless network connectivity.
If you detect a network connection (after completing step2 or step3), you can click on Network Status to get details on your unwanted wireless connection.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_securityhttp://biometricnews.typepad.com/bio...ardriving.html