Adobe Software Allows Free Movie Downloads

Oct 03, 2008


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A security hole in Adobe Systems, Inc. software, used to distribute movies and TV shows over the Internet, is giving users free access to record and copy from Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service. The flaw is found in Adobe's Flash video servers that are connected to the company's players. The software doesn't encrypt online content, but orders sent to a video player such as start and stop play. Adobe dropped a security feature that protects the connection between the Adobe software and its players in order to boost download speeds.

(www.adobe.com, www.amazon.com)