Do you use any of these media players; VLC, XBMC Kodi, Popcorn Time, or Stremio. Pretty sure the answer is yes, if so you need to read on. If not, then you can skip this article. Anyways, users of all these apps are susceptible to subtitles hack, need to download Subtitles Hack Fix right away.
What is Subtitles Hack
In a blog post checkpoint reveals that the subtitles files could actually be malicious. Once you start using this malicious subtitle file hackers have full access and control of your computer, smart TV or mobile device. The damage which a hacker can do once he has full control of your device is endless.
Hackers can upload their infected subtitles files to repositories like OpenSubtitles.org and manipulate the rankings. This ensures their infected file is on top and hence automatically downloaded by media players who use these websites.
Below is proof of concept video of subtitles hack:-
Download Subtitles Hack Fix
Hit the links below to download and install the latest updates for the affected media players.
- PopcornTime– Download the fixed version can be manually from the following link: https://ci.popcorntime.sh/job/Popcorn-Time-Desktop/249
- Kodi– Download Kodi 17.2 for your devices from https://kodi.tv/download.
- VLC– Fixed and available to download on their websiteLink: http://get.videolan.org/vlc/184.108.40.206/win32/vlc-220.127.116.11-win32.exe
- Stremio– Officially Fixed and avilable to download on their websiteLink: https://www.strem.io/