Put down the popcorn and patch your media player

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Researchers have uncovered an alarming “zero resistance” security hole in the way several popular media players handle film subtitles that could allow attackers to take full control of a user’s computer. Subtitle files, which exist in any one of a surprising mess of 25 different formats, are normally loaded as a convenience for the hearing impaired or because the film was made in another language from the watcher.

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