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Real Reveals Six New Bugs in RealPlayer


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For the second time in eight days, new critical vulnerabilities that could be used to hijack machines have been fingered in the RealPlayer media player.

For the second time in eight days, new critical vulnerabilities that could be used to hijack machines have been fingered in the RealPlayer media player. The patched editions released last Friday for Windows, however, are not vulnerable to the half-dozen bugs, RealNetworks Inc. said.


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RealPlayer is a serious resource hog, and I've not been using it for 5 years. It doesn't surprise me it has security vulnerabilities; it actually behaves like spyware with all the popups windows. If I need to play anything encoded in the Real format, I use Real Alternative, even though such an event is pretty rare.
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Yeh, I have never let RealPlayer on my computer and have deleted any installation of it if found on a new computer. It definitely has a bad malware history.

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Use VLC Media Player. Plays every format (except Real) without the need for external codecs, light on the system (it takes about 15 MB from your precious hard drive space), it's open source, and available in almost any language.
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