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Pirated streaming devices are filled with malware, researchers find

ALFRED NG

Published: April 25, 2019

Publication: CNET

Turns out there was a hidden cost to those jailbroken Fire TV Sticks offering every show for free.

It seems there's no such thing as a free show.

Security researchers from the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and Dark Wolfe Consulting looked into six streaming devices that offered free shows through pirated apps and found nearly half of them were packed with malware.

 

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