June
2

Hackers attacking media players with malicious subtitles

Hackers attacking media players with malicious subtitles

Check Point researchers have revealed that hackers can take control over PCs and other media players by crafting malicious subtitle files. They report that VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and Streamio are vulnerable to attack. Fixes have been released for all these media players, so if you haven't done so already, we suggest you download the patched software ASAP.

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