Security Holes Discovered in 2 Popular VPN Services

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a method that can be used to add security and privacy to private and public networks such as WiFi Hotspots and the Internet. Usually, these VPNs are used by the corporation to protect confidential data. There are a huge number of VPN service providers across the internet market. One can get them at reliable price with the Black Friday VPN deals. But now, it is increasingly becoming so popular. Privacy is increased by the VPN because the users initial IP is masked by the one from the VPN provider. Subscribers get an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. [Continue reading…]

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Kodi Addon Repo Operator Shuts Down Following Threats from BREIN

BREIN is a Dutch-based association for the Protection of Rights of Entertainment Industry, made a threat to the developer and administrator of Kodi addon to shut down its XvBMC-NL repository. BREIN accused its operator of facilitating the access to infringing content. As a result, he is now made to sign an abstention agreement with a settlement of 2500 euros.

The case is all about to prevent the unauthorized content getting in the hands of masses are ongoing, Kodi stands as a leading platform for such uses. Their network had multiple 3rd party addons including Sportsdevil kodi addon.

Besides, its official download platform is completely legal, the software can be easily modified and it can be used to access the pirated Sports, Movies and Live streams. This resulted in, enforcement of a law which states that The usage of such setup to infringe copyrights is considered to be illegal in Europe.

With this implementation, the anti-piracy outfit BREIN has set its focus on this platform(Kodi) and started to target the add-ons which offer pirated content in the Netherland. XvBMC-NL, a repo which contains add-ons like Covenant and IPTV Bonanza, was one among them.

In accordance to the report of BREIN, the Bailiffs sent by the anti-piracy group visited the developer and administrator of XvBMC-NL last month without any prior intimation. BREIN hasn’t mentioned any significant contents of its message to ‘Z’ recognized but its apparent and stated that his works are considered to be illegal and contrary to the copyrights law. It intended the developer to shut down soon after.

BREIN explained that by the end of July, the developer and administrator Z stopped his Kodi repository, XvBMC-NL after the delivery of a summons by bailiff form BREIN to his home address.

The Github and Facebook website (relating to XvBMC-NL) stated that the closure in ‘on the command of the BREIN’. The developer is subjected to an infringement, as his repository contained add-ons which lead to the access of illegal content of movies, series, subscription channels (which includes IPTV Bonanza and Covenant), documentaries and music.

XvBMC-NL’s Facebook webpage is down and its Github repository carries no point out of BREIN, at the time of composing.

‘XvBMC Netherlands’ has come to a decision that this web page has to be shut down and has to lock it (as of 26-07-2018). Also the ‘XvBMC Repository’ is also offline, or emptied so that it will no longer be usable,” it reads.

They retained the repo in order to prevent hijacking it in and under our identity, to prevent the possible abuses.

Based on the obtained cached copy from the Google, the repo’s Github page indicated that it had been shut down on the command of BREIN action. While there is no interruption of BREIN.

BREIN writes that The Court of Justice of the EU ruled in its Filmspeler judgment of 26 April 2017, that provision of pre-programmed software like Kodi with add-ons will be subjected to copyrights infringement if it provides access to pirated content on the Internet.

XvBMC repository case is based on this, as it allows the users to stream links and channels illegally. While XvBMC repository now appears to be shut down, the BREIN isn’t quite yet. It also wants the Z to sign an abstention agreement and pay a cash of 2,500 euros as a settlement. If this settlement is not done, BREIN stated that it will launch legal action against Z with a view to recovering all its costs.

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Kodi Piracy and Addon Predictions & Gossips of 2018

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In the year 2017, many ways the Kodi addon scene was one of the most turbulent. One of the former operators of Ares Project is now available with us and the group behind the popular Ares Wizard, which completely closes the recently following legal threats. He shares his thought about how the Kodi present in the year 2018.

During the year 2017, The Team Kodi and its third-party add-ons have been hit the headlines in hundreds of times. A massive deal is committed throughout the year and all the copyright holders have been decided to take action against cracking down the add-ons such as TVAddons, ZemTV, and add-ons which are offered by jsergio123 and The Alpha. [Continue reading…]

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Popular Dragon Kodi Box has been sued by Netflix, Amazon & Hollywood

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Some of the major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix have filed a new case against the Dragon Media Inc. They are also pointing out the Dragon Box Device has a wide supplier of the pirate streaming devices. The companies can accuse the Dragon of using the Kodi media player in some combination with the sum of pirated addons which are available in the Kodi will ease the mass copyright infringement by using its own Dragon Box device. [Continue reading…]

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Movie Industry Secretly Hides the Anti-Piracy Messages in ‘Pirate’ subtitles

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In a Belgian Movie sector, the Members those who are in movie sector have found one of the brilliant innovative ways for how to deliver the anti-piracy messages to the public those who are watching the pirated movies and will be decided to show the messages in a playful manner. One day, the fans are watching one of the famous films like “The Hitman’s Bodyguard“. During the time of playing the movie, some of the unofficial subtitles are suddenly showed and also some of the unexpected twists are present in the story which is not owned by that movie. The fans are getting shocked while receiving these types of contents will be shown on the screen. The Person called Samuel L. Jackson has been suddenly taking an interest in the movie piracy and potentially sub-standard sources available in the movie. [Continue reading…]

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Roku warns its users not to trust the “Non-Certified Channels”

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Roku, Inc. is an American based public trading company based which is situated in Los Gatos, California. Roku is basically a media streaming software and it manufactures a variety of streaming players that allow customers to access Internet-streamed video or audio services through the televisions.

The Roku is a media streaming player and it begins to crack down more than 1000 private channels which have been distributed as a pirated content. [Continue reading…]

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