If you are from people using pirate streaming devices, you should be very careful. Some researchers, from Digital Citizen, they revealed that there is a lot of privacy apps, which run malicious software. This software aims to steal your username and password and uploads users' data without them having given their consent.
According to surveys, about 12 millions of people are at risk because of this malware. This number of users originates from North America and uses pirates Appliances.
Hackers primarily target home networks by sending pre-loaded malware to devices or applications loaded by third parties. The study shows that 70% of devices using the Kodi platform have access to illegal content through additional or third-party applications.
The truth is that it is easy to find pirated Kodi boxes or jailbroken Firesticks. In fact, they are available on platforms such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Craiglist, at $ 75 or $ 100. It is the only amount that users pay to acquire the device.
There are many add-ons that allow access to pirate content (such as movies, TV shows and live streaming sports).
Researchers have discovered that when the user connects these devices to home network, hackers can infect the network with malicious software by violating the router's firewall.
In addition, these devices and boxes do not offer security, so it's an easy target for hackers.
Mobdro is a streaming application that found network vulnerabilities and upgraded 1.5 terabytes data from the investigator's device without him having given his consent.
How To Avoid Piracy Risks boxes;
Researchers suggest some measures to protect users from hackers who distribute malicious software through pirated streaming applications and devices.
Initially, there should be legislation that will require the closure of pirate box sales networks. In addition, digital markets must ban the sale of pirated devices and jailbroken Firesticks.
Next, it is important that everyone is informed users about the dangers and problems that these devices and apps may pose to them.
Also, the employees of the companies they must be informed and strictly controlled so that they do not connect such devices to the office networks. It is necessary to protect sensitive information.
Kodi is of course not illegal. But it gives access to illegal content and that's not good.