Not To Worry
by ajtrek - 12/21/12 5:43 PM
In Reply to: What about smart DVD players, are they subject to hacking? by redjessie
The BluRay/DVD player itself is not an interactive device. The communication with a website is a link that is established when you insert a specially designed interactive disc with embedded code. The communication or interaction is closed loop in that you are only communicating with a predetermined site encoded into the disc. In short you can't access Cnet.com unless the link is coded into the disc. Remove the disc and you have no random access to the Internet. The only other communication your player has with the Internet when there is no disc loaded is direct to a firmware upgrade host. To be clear my explanation does not refer to a device like a PlayStation which does offer random access to the Internet.