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Miscreants have begun abusing SlideShare, the web-based slide hosting service, to run movie stream scams supposedly offering a sneak peek at hot new films such as Man of Steel, Monsters University and zombie post-apocalypse action flick World War Z. Numerous spam accounts have gone live on SlideShare in recent days, promoting " …

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Childcatcher

Sneak PEEK

For the sake the children, obviously.

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Childcatcher

Re: Sneak PEEK

Obviously.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: "Sneak Peak"

Not sure why people are so keen to find stealthy mountains on-line.

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Yag
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And the best part of the article...

is the Google ad for an unnamed film streaming site.

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Anonymous Coward

just....

torrent it. pfff noobs

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Paris Hilton

Re: just....

or if you will do a google search / youtube search for films at least specify length >20 mins in the search filter or add the text "full movie" along with the name of the flick in the search box.

This film pirating tip is brought to you by Paris.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: just....

Torrent sites are filled with scams too. As a general rule if you are going to download stuff from a torrent:

* Avoid WMVs like the plague. They are always scams. You play them and a popup says you need to download and install a "codec" which is actually a payload of malware.

* Don't even bother to download a movie which is RAR'd up. You can't extract it until it's downloaded and it's likely a scam. e.g. a common scam is to encrypt up a large file inside the RAR along with a readme which says you'll get the password to the file if you visit some scam website. The file is probably junk or random movie and you're just exposing yourself to drive by attack or some fraud or other.

* Same for executables. Avoid them like the plague. For NoCD cracks or keygens, consider running them first in a VM and observing what they do.

* Favour downloads which come with a sample clip so you can prioritize and preview it

* Why bother downloading new movies at all? The quality is always atrocious. Go watch it in the cinema or wait and rent it.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: just....

come on, get real. All those Chavs out there must that their fix of the latest 'shiny-shiny' movie otherwise their lives will be, you know , Boooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrring

{Not all are iDevice users btw. Some have been spotted with a Samsung device attached to their ears, in Beige & Black check pattern naturally.

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Re: just....

"Don't even bother to download a movie which is RAR'd up. You can't extract it until it's downloaded . ."

Um - Yes you can. You can see if the first part unpacks and you can often play the first part of a movie from a few rar parts.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: just....

I won't be popular with the paytards but stop perpetuating the myth that pirated movies are somehow low quality. I agree CAM'ed films are atrocious and telesync not much better but then they are almost always labelled as such so you know what you are getting.

Once a true digital copy of the film gets out into the wild there's often 720p or 1080p available along with hi bitrate/channel audio.

Granted these higher quality releases are not available immediately (apart from some recent exceptions full HD "Life of Pi" was leaked early for example) but generally they come out quite quickly after cinema showings have finished (and certainly before the DVD release date of the country I live in)

Its such a shame, the studios don't give me the chance to pay for the luxury of watching a film on release day, in my own home, with my feet up on my sofa on my home cinema setup, with a glass of my favourite wine in hand, the possibility to pause if I need a pee and no-one breathing their disgusting popcorn breath down my neck.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: just....

"Um - Yes you can. You can see if the first part unpacks and you can often play the first part of a movie from a few rar parts."

Not if the file is encrypted which is what was being talked about. You need the full file in order to decrypt it.

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FAIL

Re: just....

clearly AC doesnt knowy Yify.

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FAIL

World's smallest violin playing

Hear that..?

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Pint

Hmmmm...

It use to be porn site scams that lead to spam and utter nothingness. Now movie streaming site scams?

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Stop

I can wait

It will be on the BBC this Christmas

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Coat

Man of Steal?

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