Smart TVs

Smart TVs allow the user to browse the Internet, use applications, or simply watch live TV. For this reason, smart TVs can hold a multitude of forensic evidence that can be useful to an investigation. While the number of brands and the sophistication of technologies continue to grow in this emerging market, many data types are retrievable from most Smart TVs. For example, most models record the kinds of devices that have been connected to the smart TV, and may also include the physical media access (MAC) identifier. The TVs may also log the names of recent files shared over wireless connections or from USB devices. In addition, Smart TVs enable users to install and use internet and social media applications, such as Skype, as well as connect to cloud-based applications, such as Apple iCloud or LG cloud. The TVs will then log usage and history data (e.g. browser history) of recent applications used, which can then reveal visited and bookmarked websites. Many systems also allow the user to access games and streaming services directly through the smart TV.
– Examples: Samsung, LG, Visio, Sony
– Technologies: digital memory, file storage, USB, wired, wireless, and Bluetooth communication
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