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Is using Veoh.com safe?

14289 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2010 12:33 PM by Tazmandevil RSS
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Jan 30, 2010 8:28 AM
I wasn't sure exactly where to post this, so hopefully this was the right place.

I want to watch some videos that I can only find on Veoh.com, but I'm worried about the safety of either downloading them or installing their Web Player because I'm unfamiliar with their services. By safe I mean anything that could cause my information to be compromised and/or accessed without my control or knowledge, or negatively affect the performance of my computer.

Does anyone have any experience with them, good or bad? I thought I'd be safe & check around first.

Thanks!!
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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    Jan 30, 2010 11:40 AM (in response to exsci)
    No reason to install their web player as it plays in a Safari window. Seems to be a benign web site with some real cool movies. I remember seeing some of those black and whites in the movies when I was a kid. I don't know what information you feel will be compromised.
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  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Jan 30, 2010 1:15 PM (in response to exsci)
    Google, "veoh web player spyware" and read the reviews.
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    Feb 13, 2010 12:34 PM (in response to exsci)
    depends on how you define "safe".

    My experience is, that the veoh player in fact does contact in unconditional frequencies some other servers than the movie servers where the material you are watching are coming from and which i would not like to contact if i were you or need to contact if i would be veoh. For example your domain server, a lot of different local and international telecomunication companies and some other, not veoh-servers, i don't know. And this behaviour repeates randomly while you are watching.

    In my opinion so, it's not "safe". And that depends to the actual version on the date of 02/13/2010.

    Maybe someone gives some hints, what kind of informations veoh player is sending there?

    Cheers,

    tazman
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  • Tazmandevil Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Feb 13, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to Tazmandevil)
    me personally I'd not like to let some software send some email accounts, passwords, browsing histories, inventories or especially my documents and other things that belongs to me and especially I'd not like to receive more SPAM than already after watching a few of their movies.

    What are your criterias for "safety"? the real things between "nothing to hide" to "paranoid"?

    Cheers,

    tazman

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    iMacDV 500, Mac OS X (10.2.x)

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