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Criminals Target Netflix Users Via Microsoft Flaws

21
May
2014

Millions of people stream Netflix content on their computers, but few wonder how it works. Netflix runs in computer Web browsers with the help of a plugin called Microsoft Silverlight — and Silverlight has coding errors that can be exploited to bypass its security measures. A new cybercrime campaign is using fake advertisements as a launching point, hitting Silverlights vulnerabilities to install malicious software on computers, according to San Jose, California-based networking giant Cisco, which discovered the attacks. 

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