Lately there has been multiple apps and social media platforms updating their versions in order to bring about new features or eliminate some bugs and malicious factors. And the very popular VLC media player is in fact no different than others as it seeks to present its users with the best features and best possible watching experiences.
In the past few days, VLC player urged the wide base of its users to update their current version to the latest one in order to avoid any complications or unwanted issues in the future. Many users may not pay enough attention to the latest updates released by many apps and media players; however the latest update released by the developers of VLC player seems to be a crucial one that brings another level of security. As a keen VLC player user, you should check the version you have on your computer and update it immediately.
Reportedly, VLC player is suffering from a security-compromising issue that may crash the media app; there is a third-party malicious factor that’s going to cause the crackdown of VLC player in case the user doesn’t update to the latest version. In addition, there is a possibility that the malicious third-party issue can extract and attain the user’s information and carry on harmful processes on the computer from far away. Many experts and media player developers assured VLC users that the security issue can only be triggered by the user himself via a special file that may be sent maliciously by the attacker to exploit the PCs of many people. If the user responds to or opens any special or suspicious file or stream sent by anonymous parties, he may be exposing his computer to a critical situation that has some malicious and harmful effects.
As a result, the fan base of VLC media player should be extra careful about any kind of untrusted or unknown files or streams that may be sent by cyber attackers or security hackers to sabotage computers easily. It’s preferred to not open any suspicious files and to disable the VLC player browser plugins for extra security until the user downloads and installs the latest update and security patch. Updating VLC media player is pretty easy as the user can check for updates in the left-corner section of the player. The media player software will immediately check for the latest version and download it on the user’s computer.
The newest updates to VLC player introduce some new security features that will stop any malicious action even before it takes place; with the latest version of VLC player, the third-party compromising problem won’t be existing and the user’s computer will be totally safe and functional.