Orange backtracks on its illegal anti-download software

Orange backtracks on its illegal anti-download software

Image 1: Orange backtracks on its illegal anti-download softwareOrange has just stopped selling its download control option. Sold for € 2 a month, it was supposed to block illegal downloads. In reality, it was a real strainer.

The software simply blocked Peer-to-Peer programs running on the computer. Thus, it was entirely possible to hack the Wi-Fi connection to launch illegal downloads. For total security, it would have been necessary to block illicit connections to the root, namely from the Livebox. Note that in addition, this Orange solution excluded machines running MacOS and Linux.

Finally, let us specify the reason invoked by Orange for the suspension of this service. The server hosting Orange software traffic was hacked and delivered many addresses to its users. Taken otherwise, Orange must review its copy before re-proposing its filter.

Orange: software and € 2 to block illegal downloads