If you are using this Kodi repository, you could be in danger

If you are using this Kodi repository, you could be in danger

By | September 17th, 2017
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If you are looking to watch videos or listen to music, the open source

solution provides an excellent overall experience.


														
							

Thanks to its support for “addons,” it has the potential to become better all the time. You see, developers can easily add new functionality by writing an addon for the platform. And yes, some addons can be used for piracy, but not all of them are. These addons, such as Exodus and Covenant, are normally added using a repository, which hosts them.

Unfortunately, there can apparently be security issues with repositories when they shut down. For example, when the metalkettle repo ended, the developer deleted its entry on GitHub. This in itself is not a cause for concern, but unfortunately, GitHub’s allowance of project names to be recycled is. You see, someone re-registered the metalkettle name, making it possible for nefarious people to potentially serve up malware to Kodi users.

The warning came from the metalkettle developer over on Twitter (who has since deleted his Twitter account too). As you can see below, he warns that devices with the repository installed could be in danger from a security standpoint.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni