Kodi users are being tricked into installing piracy monitoring software

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Users of third-party Kodi skins have discovered that these optional extras have been partnered with monitoring software that checks whether the user’s other add-ons are legitimate, effectively making them a form of spyware.

The monitoring is being enabled by an add-on called KN Addon Caretaker, which checks a user’s installed add-ons against an online database to ensure everything installed is legitimate.

Recently, this software has been bundled with the skins Estuary MOD V2 and Embuary, meaning users have to install this monitoring software if they want to use the skins in question.

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The reason for this bundling is that the developers of these skins have grown tired of their work being used alongside piracy-enabling add-ons.

Kodi itself does not enable piracy, but through the use of these third-party add-ons, users can get access to pay TV streams without needing a subscription. This has lead to the software getting a reputation as being solely for piracy, which the Kodi team has been keen to distance themselves from.

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This article and images were originally posted on [TechRadar – All the latest technology news] October 30, 2017 at 06:38AM

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