Friday June 24, 2016

A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

First of all, I'm not sure most people would consider this a bad bug (it's a feature!). Second of all, and I know I'm going to hell for this, I can't take a researcher serious when his name is Livshits.

FOR YEARS HOLLYWOOD has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them. For just as long, hackers have found ways to bypass these protections. Now two security researchers have found a new way, using a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser. They say people could exploit the flaw to save illegal copies of movies they stream on Chrome using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime.