Security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
If you are using a media player (like VLC) to watch a legitimate copy of a film that already has subtitles, you’re probably just fine. But if for any reason you visited one of the numerous websites that allow you to download subtitles for movies in various languages, you could be at risk.
Video demo – https://youtu.be/vYT_EGty_6A
Read more – https://amp.thehackernews.com/thn/2017/05/movie-subtitles-malware.html