Hackers using remote subtitle files to take over users PC

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    Firstly, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I coundn't find a security related section.

    I thought you guys might find this interesting
    Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs - ExtremeTech



    TL;DR: Hackers are placing code in subtitle files. Some apps that download those files are then compromised. Hackers can then control the pc.
    "VLC and Stream.io have both released updated clients that are not vulnerable to the attack. Kodi has a fix in the works"
     
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    Thanks, it's known and already discussed internally.
     
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