Latest Netflix publications

Netflix found to leak information on HTTPS-protected videos

TCP/IP headers can leak details about what you are watching on Netflix despite HTTPS protection, according to new cybersecurity research. The study, conducted by Andrew Reed and Michael Kranch of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, explored Netflix’s implementation of HTTPS and the ability to identify content information in real-time through the passive capture of… Read More

Netflix considering ‘mobile cuts’ of its content

The chief product officer for Netflix has revealed that the streaming giant is exploring the possibility of creating differently-edited versions of its own original content to viewers on mobile devices. Speaking to journalists in San Francisco Neil Hunt promised a serious consideration of reframed or otherwise differently cropped versions of Netflix originals which might play… Read More

EU prepares easing of Netflix geoblocking

The European Parliament is finalising legislation which will allow EU residents to access their paid subscriptions for online media – such as video streaming, games and music – whilst visiting other EU countries. It’s a contention that came to a head last summer, when the European Commission accepted compromises offered by Paramount Studios which would… Read More

Android Malware poses as Netflix app

Researchers have discovered a new version of the SpyNote RAT that disguises itself as a legitimate Netflix app to gain access to a device. The malware, once installed, allows a malicious user to control the device, executing commands and accessing personal information. The latest version of the SpyNote Remote Access Trojan (RAT), discovered by researchers at… Read More

Coming soon: New Netflix UI forgets where you were in a video to ‘help’ you

If you’re a Netflix customer, it might surprise you to know that you’re automatically a guinea pig for the streaming giant’s interface experiments. The ‘Test participation’ status of your Netflix account is opt-out, rather than opt-in (and if you do want to opt out, you can do so here). There’s no confirmation regarding how many… Read More