Items tagged with popcorn time

  If you’re a regular user of media player apps like VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time, now is the time to grab the latest update from your software’s developer. Researchers for Check Point has uncovered a new exploit that allows hackers to use subtitles as a sneaky way to take over your device. How is it even possible for hacker to use malicious subtitles to gain access to your PC or tablet? According to Check Point, media player developers haven’t really devoted a lot of time to ensuring the safety of subtitles, and subtitles in general are available in a wide number of formats, which can make handling them very tricky. In the case of this new attack vector, media players can become compromised... Read more...
Malware writers continue to find ways to make themselves out to be bigger scumbags than they already are. The latest dirty trick by the worst the web has to offer is a new twist on ransomware. Instead of simply encrypting the files on an infected PC and demanding a ransom in order to decrypt them, a variant called Popcorn Time encourages victims to infect others by offering a free key if they can get spread the ransomware to two other people.I wouldn't rank this as a new low in malware and its authors—that distinction belongs to the soulless jerks who injected a script into the Epilepsy Foundation's website that redirected visitors to a page with seizure inducing animated GIFs. If there's a line... Read more...