© 2015

Smart TV Security

Media Playback and Digital Video Broadcast


  • First book on this topic

  • Author's related work has been the subject of international media coverage

  • Reveals significant implications for consumer privacy


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Benjamin Michéle
    Pages 1-13
  3. Benjamin Michéle
    Pages 15-33
  4. Benjamin Michéle
    Pages 35-80
  5. Benjamin Michéle
    Pages 81-92

About this book


This book discusses the emerging topic of Smart TV security, including its implications on consumer privacy. The author presents chapters on the architecture and functionality of Smart TVs, various attacks and defenses, and associated risks for consumers. This includes the latest attacks on broadcast-related digital services and built-in media playback, as well as access to integrated cameras and microphones.


This book is a useful resource for professionals, researchers and students engaged with the field of Smart TV security.


Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Media Playback Privacy Security Smart TV

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Security in TelecommunicationsTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

About the authors

Benjamin Michéle received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in computer engineering from TU Berlin in 2009. He then worked as a research assistant at TU Berlin and at the Telekom Innovation Laboratories until 2015. He is currently finishing his PhD thesis on the topic of consumer electronics security. His research focuses on the security of Smart TV media playback systems and the security of broadcasting-related technologies such as DVB-T and HbbTV. He is collaborating with consortia and vendors to improve the security of devices and standards. He has received awards for presenting his work at international conferences, and his research has been the subject of international media coverage.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Smart TV Security
  • Book Subtitle Media Playback and Digital Video Broadcast
  • Authors Benjamin Michéle
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-20993-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-20994-4
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 92
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cryptology
    Electrical Engineering
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“The book is part of the ‘Springer Briefs’ series, aimed at presenting short … synopses on various technical topics. This small book is packed with smart TV technical detail, well supported with figures and examples. Each chapter is nicely self-contained and well laid out, beginning with a short abstract and finishing with an extensive list of references. There is a good table of contents and a useful list of acronyms used … .” (David B. Henderson, Computing Reviews,, August, 2016)