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India’s largest video streaming service, owned by Disney, breaks Safari compatibility to fix security flaw

Monday June 10, 2019. 08:26 PM , from Mac Daily News
Manish Singh for TechCrunch:

Hotstar, India’s largest video streaming service with more than 300 million users, disabled support for Apple’s Safari web browser on Friday to mitigate a security flaw that allowed unauthorized usage of its platform, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch..
[The] company’s engineers had identified a security hole that was being exploited by unauthorized users to access and distribute Hotstar’s content — including the premium catalog.
Hotstar intends to work on patching the flaw soon and then reinstate support for Safari, the sources said.

MacDailyNews Note: Hotstar’s website currently recommends using Chrome and/or Firefox until Safari support is reinstated.
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