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Subtitle Hack: 200 Million Devices Are Vulnerable, Download Fix For VLC, Kodi, Etc

Subtitle Hack: 200 Million Devices Are Vulnerable, Download Fix For VLC, Kodi, Etc

0 Day Attacks, Cyber News, Cyber Security
According to a blog post published by Check Point security, a subtitle file could be modified to create a new attack vector and compromise the devices such as PCs, mobile devices, TVs, etc running vulnerable media players. Once compromised, the attacker can perform remote code execution, steal data, use the device as a pawn in a DDoS attack, and more. The researchers say, delivering a cyber attack when subtitles are loaded onto a media players is a “completely overlooked technique”. Most of the people download subtitles files from repositories on the web without giving a second thought, treating them as no more than innocent text files. The researchers say that attackers can upload a malicious subtitle on a repository and manipulate the rankings to put their results on the top. Th