LG has today announced that webOS 3.5 will be the first TV platform to receive UL-2900-1 “cybersecurity certification”. The South Korean company will extend the platform to the “smart home”.
First TV platform to be certified
In today’s world where more and more devices get connected to the internet, security is paramount. That is why LG is hoping to convince you that webOS is secure enough for your home.
The “Security Manager” component in webOS 3.5, the latest version, has as the first TV platform received UL’s 2900-1 CAP (Cybersecurity Assurance Program) certification. This covers protection against malware and vulnerabilities. It also examines how the user’s private information is protected.
- “Our webOS platform was developed with security in mind so it’s heartening to know that UL, a trusted name in safety testing and certification, concurs,” said JH Hwang, head of R&D at LG Home Entertainment. “As more and more consumers embrace smart TVs and their capabilities to connect to other devices, information security will become even a greater issue for users. LG’s webOS, already considered one of the industry’s most intuitive smart TV platforms, will continue to set the benchmark for others to follow.”
LG will expand this layer of security to its work on home automation and the “smart home”. However, the company did not provide further details.
webOS 3.5 will be available only on the 2017 OLED and LCD TVs that are scheduled for release this spring. LG generally refuses to update previous years’ models, which is why they are still running webOS 1.x (2014), webOS 2.0 (2015), and webOS 3.0 (2016).
Facts about UL 2900-1 CAP
UL’s 2900-1 tests measure application security, information access control via authentication processes, engineer mode hacking protection and software falsification protection
Additional information on UL 2900-1 standards can be found here
In addition to being the industry’s first smart TV platform to receive UL 2900-1 certification, LG webOS 3.5 has also been certified for its effective Digital Rights Management capabilities within smart TV applications.