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Those movie subtitles you downloaded might open your doors to hackers

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If you thought movie subtitles are just benign text files you can download to your computer and use without fear, think again. 

A report from security company Check Point claims that subtitles can be extremely dangerous, potentially allowing malicious hackers to completely take over your computer. 

The subtitles come in many different forms — over 25, according to the report — and the way media files such as VLC or services such as Popcorn Time use them is often insecure.  If a malicious user slips in a dangerous file instead of an actual subtitle, he can do a lot of damage to the victim’s computer. Check out how an attacker can take control of the victim’s machine in the video, below.  Read more…

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