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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1016 Chrome bug makes it easy to download movies from Netflix and Amazon Prime
For the past decade, Hollywood’s battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now a pair of security researchers say they’ve discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that allows people to save illegal copies of movies from streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The vulnerability, first reported by Wired, takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories discovered a way to hijack streaming video from the decryption module in the Chrome browser after content has been sent from services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
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#1016 Chrome bug makes it easy to download movies from Netflix and Amazon Prime
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#1014 Popular anime site (Jkanime) infected, redirecting to exploit kit, ransomware
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#1012 Malvertising and ransomware: the Bonnie and Clyde of advanced threat (PDF)
#1011 Has the Lizard Squad returned to ruin your day again?
#1010 GozNym: Living in America
#1009 Internet trolls hack popular YouTube channel WatchMojo
#1008 HTML5 ads aren't that safe compared to Flash, experts say
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