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Movies

+ - Netflix to deliver content via web

Submitted by crowbarsarefornerdyg
crowbarsarefornerdyg writes: Netflix is planning to provide movies and TV shows through streaming media using a proprietary application. Current and future users will be allowed to stream a certain amount of content based on the rate they pay every month. According to the article, the application Netflix users will be required to run to view the content will "prevent piracy".

From the article:

The Los Gatos-based company plans to unveil the new "Watch Now" feature Tuesday, but only a small number of its more than 6 million subscribers will get immediate access to the service, which is being offered at no additional charge.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/internet/01/16/instan t.netflix.ap/index.html?eref=rss_tech
Security

+ - The Cross-Site Request Forgery FAQ

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: "Cross-site Request Forgery (also known as XSRF, CSRF, and Cross Site Reference Forgery) works by exploiting the trust that a site has for the user. Site tasks are usually linked to specific urls allowing specific actions to be performed when requested. If a user is logged into the site and an attacker tricks their browser into making a request to one of these task urls, then the task is performed and logged as the logged in user.

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the level of management.

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