A FORENSIC OVERVIEW OF THE LG SMART TV presented at SRISecCon 2014

by Andy Jones, Iain Sutherland, Konstantinos Xynos, Tom Drange,

Summary : The television set has evolved from the valve systems of the 1920’s to the current range of digital,
colour, high definition, widescreen television sets. The latest iteration of these systems sees the
convergence of two technologies; the home computer and the television, to create a new type of
embedded computing platform. Smart Televisions are network enabled devices with the ability to
browse the web, purchase applications and play games. Early versions were based on proprietary
operating systems; versions from 2012 onwards are based on existing operating systems such as
Linux and Android. This paper seeks to show the potential forensic value of these systems and takes
an initial look at two particular makes and models to highlight the material that may be available to
the forensic examiner