IPTV security: content is king

Thursday, 21 April 2005, 1:45 PM EST

IPTV content streams - like other IP services, such as VOIP - are subject to spoofing, spamming, content theft, and other types of hacks.

In contrast to the analog world, where tampering with the content meant using black market hardware to unscramble a signal, IPTV encryption takes place on the software level. So hacking into a system is really just a matter of writing some malicious code. And that's got some carriers and content providers worried.

At Light Reading.

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