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Security - Google TV transmits packets while powered off????
Hello, since Sony tech support is completely useless I will ask my question here where we actually have some technically inclined people.
My question is, why when my Google TV is powered off, is it transmitting packets?
Ok, so I am an ITSEC student doing an assignment using Wireshark (packet sniffer) and it is capturing packets from my Google TV (Google TV is powered off)?
How and/or why would a device transmit packets when it is powered off? This is the 1st packet I seen,
source xxx.xxx.xxx.36, destination xxx.xxx.xxx.33 UDP
(xxx.xxx.xxx.36 is my Google TV and xxx.xxx.xxx.33 is my laptop)
Data: HTTP/1.1 200 ok..CACHE-CONTROL max-age=1800..EXT:..LOCATION: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.36:23519/Ircc.xml...er:android/3.2 UPnP/1.0 Internet TV NSX -GT1/1.0..ST: up np:rootdevice..USN: uuid:3456789 0-1234-1.............. pnp:roootdevice..X-AV-Server info AV=5.0; hn=""; cn="Sony Corporation"; mn=Internet TV NSX-GT1" ; mv="1.0"...
This is basically transmitting (while powered off) everything a cracker needs to know, WHILE POWERED OFF!!!!
So, again, how and/or why would a device transmit packets when it is powered off?
Oh and Sony's response was "because it is connected to my network."
That explains nothing about my question! I did ask "why when my Google TV is powered off, is it transmitting packets" not " how or why is Wireshark seeing packets from my Google TV."!!!! I did ask 3 different times in 3 different formats and I received the same BS answer.