Anti-Piracy

The Cost of Piracy in a Crisis (Irdeto Perspective)

The entertainment industry is adapting to the increased demand for in-home entertainment. Some studios are skipping, or reducing, the theatrical window and going straight to digita... More

The Dark Web: Behind the Mystery and Preserving Privacy (Verdict)

The dark web is renowned for being the leading marketplace for all kinds of dirty deals, with stolen data being among the most coveted of purchases.... More

4 Tips to Make Passwordless More Secure Than Risk Based Authentication (Forbes)

Everyone hates passwords. In today’s world of digital transformation, users are demanding more seamless experiences. But how can you make the digital experience more user centric... More

Gen Z Leading a New Wave of Internet Piracy (Motherboard)

Between Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, it seemed like streaming giants might have finally won. Gen Z is proving that piracy will never die.... More

Dump Your Passwords, Improve Your Security – Really (CNET)

Passwords suck. They're hard to remember, hackers exploit their weaknesses and fixes often bring their own problems. ... More

Winning in the New Era of Digital Regulation (CPO)

The pace and complexity of regulatory requirements continues to grow globally, with no sign of slowing. For businesses, the challenges are not just that new regulations are being p... More

IFPI Forces Closure of Site That Sold ‘Fake’ Plays on Spotify, YouTube (Billboard)

A legal injunction has been placed against one of Europe's leading "fake stream" sites, ordering it to close. The order was filed against Followerschmiede.de in the Berlin District... More

Enterprise Laptops Still Vulnerable to Memory Attacks (Decipher)

Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in how laptops use memory to force the machine to execute unauthorized code while it is booting up, giving them unauthorized privileges and ac... More

Spanish Sports Streamer Looks to Irdeto for Security Help (MESA)

Spanish broadcaster Mediaset España has tapped content security provider Irdeto to help secure content delivery for Mediaset’s sports-centric OTT service Mitele Plus, the compan... More

Could Streaming Giants Start to Clamp Down on Password Sharing? (Marketplace)

Restricting password sharing doesn’t have an easy solution. Streaming providers are developing different approaches to combat the practice without having to institute Draconian m... More

Will the UK’s New IoT Cybersecurity Rules Do Enough? (Tech HQ)

As the number of connected devices proliferates within households and businesses, the UK – in which just 27 percent of consumers aren’t even aware of the security issue – is ... More

Security, Content Protection High Priorities for Next-Gen TV (TV Technology)

Early in the ATSC 3.0 development process it became readily apparent that for prevention of content piracy or unsanctioned signal retransmission, and to enable the capability to ru... More

Google Spent a Record Sum Rewarding Researchers for Hacking its Products (Engadget)

Google is not messing around when it comes to its bug bounty program. Last year it paid out $6.5 million to researchers that reported vulnerabilities -- almost double the $3.4 mill... More

Google Now Treats iPhones as Physical Security Keys (The Verge)

The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s first-party services in Chrome. O... More

Streaming Services Reckon With Password-Sharing ‘Havoc’ (THR)

Password sharing has serious economic consequences. In 2019, companies lost about $9.1 billion to password piracy and sharing, and that will rise to $12.5 billion in 2024, accordin... More

Archivists are Saving the History of Internet Piracy (Vice)

An ongoing project to catalog the history of piracy has just topped the 300 gigabyte mark, with a goal of offering a searchable index of more than 5 terabytes of piracy-related met... More

Piracy Crackdown: FBI Shut Down Two Massive Illegal Film, TV Streaming Sites (IBT)

The FBI has traced two sizable illegal streaming sites to a pair of Las-Vegas-based programmers after an investigation. Darryl Polo, 36, and Luis Villarino, 40, have pleaded guilty... More

Why Video Pirates Threaten Viewers, Businesses During OTT Streaming Storms (Synamedia Blog)

The streaming wars have already begun, and with the most recent launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+, these streaming services are in fierce competition for subscribers’ dollars. Bu... More

Taking a Holistic Approach to Fighting Streaming Piracy (NAGRA Blog)

With so many providers, consumers are forced to effectively create their own bundles – often at greater cost than if it was still available through one provider. For some this ... More

Why You Should Never Click on a Black Friday Email Deal (Forbes)

Black Friday deals are everywhere. Adobe Digital Insights predicts that 2019 will break records once again, with U.S. consumers spending $7.5 billion online on the day—Cyber Mond... More