If you use Popcorn Time or VLC, listen up: Hackers are targeting your subtitles. Yes, that’s right — from bad kung fu movie dubs to the latest and greatest European cinema, this technique hides malware in the downloaded subtitle information for a movie. Once it’s in your computer it takes root and communicates with the attacker.
By the intermission, your machine belongs to them! If you’re a Popcorn Time user, you can download the patch online. VLC and other media players should have the problem patched by the time of printing. Or, you know, you could just not download movies from the internet … but we all know how likely that is. Techcrunch.com 5/24/2017