Reply to post: Re: Killing TVs, a step too far

Forget Game of Thrones as Android ransomware infects TVs

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Re: Killing TVs, a step too far

"What could the manufacturer possibly do to protect you from yourself in that scenario?"

Lots. For any supervisor "granting admin rights" is not equivalent to "I now wash my hands of al responsibilities you idiot". Even in the dumbest microcontroller, the first job of a proper bootloader is to protect itself by a) refusing to overwrite itself and b) provide a mechanism that makes it ALWAYS reachable. That's how you make an unbrickable device. By extension, a proper supervisor should have a mechanism that can always be reached when you need it allowing you to administer anything running on it - a task manager if you will. That would make killing / uninstalling this piece of garbage trivial...

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