On Tuesday, 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.
Popcorn Time is the revolutionary app that’s been continuously dubbed the Netflix for torrents. But after aggressive legal action by the Motion Picture Association of America, the original site Popcorntime.io, shut down indefinitely. But after week of mystery surrounding its sudden reappearance, anonymous developers…
Torrents-Time is an interesting little browser plugin that lets you stream torrents without needing to download a whole separate client. It’s a boon for anyone who needs a simple way to torrent, but as a few people are pointing out, it’s also horribly insecure.
Bad news for illegal streamers: one of the most popular versions of Popcorn Time has been shut down, likely for good.
Torrenting movies isn’t exactly difficult to begin with. But when you take the already-popular ‘Netflix for pirates’ app Popcorn Time, and run it inside a browser with no install required, things get real simple.
“Netflix for torrents” service Popcorn Time has always dealt with legal threats from copyright holders. Since it launched in 2014, its original founders bounced so they didn’t have to deal with copyright headaches, and European regulators suspended its domain. But now, even people spreading information about Popcorn…
Popcorn Time, aka ‘Netflix for torrents’, has made illegally downloading movies far too easy. And, with pictures of naked ladies notoriously hard to come by on the internet, it was only a matter of time until someone adapted Popcorn Time for porn.
It’s starting to feel a lot like spring, which means its the perfect time to stay inside and mess around with some apps. We’ve got smartphone software for finding that next favorite app, mixing that perfect drink, or finding that perfect trip. Let’s get to downloading.
PopcornTime aka basically “Netflix for Torrents” is a wonderful piece of software, but until now it’s been impossible to use it on an iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking the gadgets. Now, the crafty devs have figured out a way to load unauthorized software on a regular iOS device.
The most popular way of accessing the popular "Netflix for torrents" service PopcornTime abruptly went down last week when European regulators suspended the domain registration for Time4Popcorn.eu. In a message today, the anonymous devs behind the service say it's back—and won't be permanently shut down ever.
Popcorn Time is a miracle: It lets you stream torrents of movies and TV shows as though they were on Netflix or Hulu. Is it illegal? Probably! But it's also awesome, hard to trace, and soon, it'll work with your Chromecast.
That was quick. After closing up shop yesterday among the usual copyright questions, and just a week after its first launch, Popcorn Time is back. TorrentFreak has the story of how the project, abandoned by its founders, will live on at the hands of YTS developers.