As soon as the media player parses those malicious subtitle files before displaying the actual subtitles on your screen, the hackers are granted full control of your computer or Smart TV on which you ran those files.
I run Kodi (and all internet stuff) under a restricted shell/restricted userid. Do you think that is/was sufficient to prevent hackers being granted full control over the PC/linux? i.e. has permissions to view only selected other folders (of which some are the memory based linux files that reflect the main read-only sfs), but no write (other than a few folders for that restricted userid), and at the command prompt level can't even cd i.e. restricted shell.
I'm guessing safe, and that the "hackers are granted full control" should perhaps be "hackers could be granted full control" ???
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