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Monday, September 29, 2008

Security flaw allows Amazon.com video on demand content to be copied

Here's an article today that takes Adobe to task for failing to encrypt content coming from Amazon.com's Video On Demand service, allowing users to capture the video streams and record them using some easily downloadable software. The hole is between the Flash servers and the players on PCs, giving people the ability to record (and presumably then share) that content. And, if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can use the same "catching" software to capture video from Hulu or other ad-supported sites, and record it while stripping out the ads.

My advice? To those who might want to stir up a little trouble on the Web and actually serve the greater good, please join this guy in picking on those guys running those Nigerian bank scams.

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