Kodi boxes ‘threaten to undermine’ the UK’s anti-piracy efforts

By av, copyright, engadget, entertainment, gear, intellectualpropertyoffice, IPO, kodi, piracy, pirate, ripping, set-topbox, youtube

Media centre software Kodi is once again taking flak for its role in facilitating digital piracy today. An announcement from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has praised “innovative” services like Netflix and Spotify for keeping Brits on t…

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Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices

By applenews, engadget, exploit, gear, Internet, kodi, mediaplayer, personal computing, personalcomputing, popcorntime, Security, stremio, subtitles, video, vlc, vulnerability

Be careful before you fire up media player software to play that foreign-language movie — it might be a way for intruders to compromise your system. Check Point researchers have discovered an exploit that uses maliciously crafted subtitles to…

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