Hole in Adobe Software allows free movie downloads – yay!

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An exploit, according to Gizmodo, has been found in Adobe’s software that can be used to download free copies of movies and television shows from Amazon’s Video on Demand service (and other services as well).

In tests using the Replay Media Catcher, Reuters successfully downloaded the movies that utilised software from Adobe to deliver media, including Amazon – though they say that their shows and movies cannot be pirated using the software. It seems that the “security feature” was dropped in order to increase download speeds. That feature allowed protection between the software and its players.