Samsung Tizen OS Current State Shows It's Liability, Threat To Device & TV Owners
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Technology Technology Apr 05, 2017 04:53 PM EDT
The Samsung Tizen OS, at its current state, shows signs that it might soon endanger the owners of any device or appliances running this operating system. Samsung's open-source operating system is being marketed as the "OS of everything."
However, nobody expected that the "everything" part of that statement also meant that it would cater to harmful hackers. Which is exactly the issue that sources are concerned about with the Samsung Tizen OS.
According to Ars Technica, Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman described the coding of the Tizen as "the worst code" he has ever seen. In addition, Neiderman explained that the flaws in the Samsung Tizen OS coding is being used "everywhere", which makes most devices utilizing this operating system, prone to malicious hacks.
"Everything you can do wrong there, they do it." Neiderman added. With all that said, this puts owners of smart devices or TV sets that use Tizen at risk of being hacked by mischievous hackers that would be able to remotely control their Television sets.
The Linux-based Samsung Tizen OS is also being incorporated into most of Samsung's smart device line-ups which includes wearables, appliances and the like. Given its current state of having poor and exploitable security measures, the Tizen could damage Samsung's reputation in the eyes of both its loyal customers and future clientele as well.
Samsung had such ambitious plans for their very own OS. Last year, Samsung even made a bold statement by offering $10,000 to every developer that made the top 100 list in the Tizen store, according to Pocket Gamer.
All of these developments and attention are put into the Samsung Tizen OS in hopes that it might one day rival and even overthrow Google's popular Android OS. Unfortunately for them, the recent revelation could potentially stint the progress of their ambitious operating system.
Although it's been reported that Samsung is currently cooperating with the researcher in order to fix the security issues. However, the damage to the Samsung Tizen OS and their company's public image has already been done. The company would need to build back their confidence if they wish to jump back into the competitive software market once again.