Skip to comments.Chrome Bug Makes It Easy to Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime
Posted on 06/24/2016 7:39:32 PM PDT by Utilizer
For the past decade, Hollywoods battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now a pair of security researchers say theyve discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that allows people to save illegal copies of movies from streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The vulnerability, first reported by Wired, takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories discovered a way to hijack streaming video from the decryption module in the Chrome browser after content has been sent from services like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
The researchers created a proof-of-concept (which is currently the only evidence of the exploit) to show how easily they could illegally download streaming video once CDM technology has decrypted it.
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“Researchers David Livshits”
It’s reported but how to actually do it is never mentioned.
If you really want it, video it off the screen.
OTOH, downloading videos from YouTube is a piece of cake. Ditto the audio from those videos. You can do both with apps that can be loaded into Firefox. No such luck, however, with Google Chrome.
I’m amazed that people still pay for recorded music.
you pay to stream it, not download it!!
I’ve committed enough theft in my 20s. I dont need to give God anymore reasons than he has already!!
For audio recording I use Audacity, a free program that records what ever plays through your audio card and outputs an MP3, WAV ect file. There is a Windows and Linux version of Audacity.
stream/download - it’s still a file transfer
Now you’re talking semantics. And I’m always up for some antics :)
The article proves you wrong. Amazon and Netflix agree that you want to watch it and you paid for the content, you can view it whenever you wish.
Purchase an e-book, read it as many times as you wish. You can even download it directly from the publishers.
No reason why you should not be able to do the same with a movie.
Did the same with music. Recorded from the radio station then played it whenever I wished.
Netflix/Amazon on steroids, for free.
S’truth. The main reason why I keep Firefox on this machine: I can easily download vids I am interested in.
That’s a good one!
I’m quite sure amazon prime doesn’t expect you to download it and send it to people to watch for free.
Hence the difference between streaming and downloading.
But if you’re so confident, download a movie, send it to a friend, give Amazon a call and let them know you did it :)
I said nothing about sending anything.
You are deliberately mis-stating things and attempting to pass them off as what was actually stated.
My time is better spent. Try getting out of mum’s flat now and again and deal with actual facts instead.
Oh, and take a long walk off of a short pier while you are about it, and don’t bother responding again as I am uninterested in any more fantasizing on your part.
Any Video Recorder (Google it) - http://www.any-video-recorder.com/
Similar to Audacity, but for video and sound.
Capture Streaming Video from your PC screen (dvd, blu-ray, Netflix, PrimeVideo etc.) Works in Windows 10.
Play a video (even a Disney video) and draw a box on your screen around the playing video with this software.
This software then captures the video and sound and writes it to an MP4 file. Of course, the capture is 1 to 1, you have to play the video all the way through at normal speed. Sometimes the sound gets a little out of sync on playback (this can be fixed with other software), but overall a really good program when nothing else will work to rip the video. If you can play the video to your PC screen, you can capture it.
Someone I know gave me a DVD of a movie that just came out. You can see people's heads popping up in the audience of a movie theater! Shocking, like an episode of Seinfeld where that was done. When it came out for sale a couple months later, I bought a real copy of the movie. Much better watching a quality presentation.
If I were running on the ‘doze platform, I am certain I could find it of great use.
I will keep an eye out for when the ‘nix version comes out.
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