Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

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What is it? The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is a network file sharing protocol that allows applications on a computer to read and write to files and to request services from server programs in a computer network. The SMB protocol can be used on top of its TCP/IP protocol or other network protocols. Using … Continue reading Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

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Kodi 17.3 released – with critical security exploit fixed.

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May 22, 2017 Update from Kodi: Due to packaging issue after release some add-ons like PVR, visualisation and Inputstream are missing. Also on Ubuntu 14.04 an issue came to light. We will release v17.3 as soon as we can to solve this problem. May 25, 2017 Sorry for this quick bump to v17.3 however we … Continue reading Kodi 17.3 released – with critical security exploit fixed.

Hacked: From Subtitles to Complete Takeover – Please update your players

Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time … Continue reading Hacked: From Subtitles to Complete Takeover – Please update your players