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Indian Government blocks VLC Media Player

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According to Symantec cybersecurity analysts, the victims of Cicada are in India, the United States, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong and a number of other countries. In April, the Cicada group attacked multiple nations, focusing on high-level victims. Symantec researchers discovered that China-based attackers used VLC Media Player to install malware on compromised gadgets.

The blocked VLC Media Player website displays the message “Site has been blocked by order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Information Technology Act 2000”. This law deals with issues relating to cybercrime and electronic commerce in India.

The VLC Media Player has been banned by all major web service providers within the nation. In some cases, the video streaming provider can be accessed on phone or tablet using any VPN service.

The VLC media player is developed by the VideoLAN project. It is a free and open source programme that can be used to play a variety of media files. VLC supports a variety of compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, Video CD, and streaming protocols. The device is able to stream media over computer networks and can encode multimedia files. Like most multimedia systems, VLC has a modular plan which makes it easier to include new modules, plugins, codecs, or streaming methods.

However, those who want to use VLC media player need not worry much. The VLC app is available for download on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app on phones are running in all three of the most popular portable service providers – Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel. Second, the users who already have the software downloaded on their PCs can continue utilising it. Third, the VLC app is available and running on Android TVs.

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Prajath Kumar Hegde

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