VLC Media Player is undoubtedly the most popular Media Player app for all types of PC and Mobile platforms. If you are using the same Media Player on your system, then this news puts you in shock. If you have upgraded to the latest version of VLC Media Player i.e. 18.104.22.168, then there is a major security flaw in it.
This Major security flaw is directly related to hackers who can execute codes to your system and can steal your information and critical data from the system. It will also have access to your website’s passwords and other information. This issue is currently on the Windows, Linux and Unix PC systems. It is yet to be confirmed on the macOS.
CERT-Bund, the German Research Company, has detected this major bug on the latest version of VLC Media Player. This version has already been downloaded over a billion times across the globe. This major bug allows hackers to have access to the users’ devices and all the information stored on it.
This major bug has recently found by the researchers and the developers are already working on the fix. Hackers are yet to take benefits from this glitch which is indeed a good thing for the users who have upgraded their VLC Media Player app on Windows, Linux and Unix PC systems.
VLC Media Player has also confirmed this bug issue and they have released a statement saying the team has already started working on a new patch that will fix this major bug issue on the Media Player app. 60% of the development is done already and it will take them a few more weeks to come up with a completely secure and stable version of the app.
Unfortunately, there is no specific release date announced by the non-profit-organization behind the VLC Media Player as of not. However, as they said, they will come up with a new patch in the coming weeks. Hopefully, we will get to see this new update of the VLC Media Player app in the first half of the next month
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