Adobe flaw lets users download free Amazon movies

By on September 29, 2008, 3:29 PM
A recently uncovered security flaw in Adobeís flash video servers has left Amazonís Video on Demand service (and presumably other similar services) vulnerable to piracy, with users being able to record or copy content streamed online without spending a dime. Reuters broke the story, and even demonstrated how to pull it off.

Apparently, Adobe sacrificed ďa stringent security featureĒ that protects the connection between Adobe software and its players in order in increase download speeds. Although Amazon insists its movies can't be pirated, tests by Reuters suggest otherwise. Using video stream catching software, the news agency was able to circumvent the two minute preview for TV shows or films on Amazonís video service and successfully downloaded their full content.

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