Popular player in the computer put user security at risk

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The popular VLC media player has been found a vulnerability that allows cybercriminals to hijack a computer system. they were found by the experts of the company Semmle, a report published in the blog of the organization.

The experts found 15 breaches, which they assessed according to the degree of seriousness. It turned out that the two vulnerabilities are very dangerous: one of them concerns the optimal algorithm demultiplexer, the other allows to access the victim’s computer through infected file mkv. If the user opens the computer threat file, an attacker can perform an attack and capture system.

Five of the vulnerabilities are estimated as medium threat. According to experts, they can also be used by hackers to attack a system.

All discovered flaws affect version VLC Media Player 3.0.7.1. It is reported that they have been fixed in the updated version of the program.

Previously, experts in the field of cybersecurity has discovered a way to turn earphones into deadly weapons. This required hack gadget.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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