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Samsung announces smart TV security solution

Samsung has announced GAIA, a three-layer security solution for its 2016 line up of Tizen-based smart TVs

Samsung has announced GAIA, a three layer security solution for its 2016 line up of Tizen-based smart TVs.

The security service will give its consumers protection across all areas of the smart TV system, including both software and hardware security.

GAIA protects personal data with its ‘Secure Zone’, a virtual barrier that creates a secure space and protects the core service operations. A secure keypad is used to safeguard consumers’ personal information such as credit card and password.

The security system also encrypts important data transmitted between the TV and IoT service servers. The built in anti-malware system detects and blocks any unauthorised programs that may be used for hacking from running or making changes to key part of the smart TV’s OS.

By dividing the Tizen OS into two parts including the main and the security space, data for each space is secured separately. In addition, a public key used for verifying personal information is included in the hardware chip.

Hyun Suk Kim, president of visual business at Samsung, said, “Protecting consumers’ personal information is of the utmost importance to Samsung, both in terms of the company’s values and what’s needed for the continued growth and success of the IoT ecosystem.”

“GAIA is a security solution that will give Samsung customers security and peace of mind now and in the future.”