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Streaming Apps and Malware: What You Need to Know
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Streaming Apps and Malware: What You Need to Know

Streaming can be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to paying for cable and purchasing or renting DVDs. Its popularity has risen in recent years and it is now easier than ever to access video and TV shows through smart TVs, streaming boxes, and streaming sticks. Unfortunately, hackers are also using these tools to spread malware and steal personal information from unsuspecting consumers. HOW MALWARE IS SPREAD Malware is usually lurking behind free, illegal pirated content. While emphasis has been placed on the danger of websites with pirated content, the landscape is shifting. Now there are apps and add-ons that work…