Roku sales are banned in Mexico because pirates keep hacking the devices

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By GaryOPA on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    Hackers would sell pirated channels to users over WhatsApp!
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    Normally, you hear recently about the 'bad' Kodi TV Boxes, and how they are being used to 'stream' illegal content, but this time around Roku has been attacked by large cable giant in Mexico, getting the courts behind them to stop all sales of the devices.
    Of course most see this is really an attack on those wishing to 'cord-cut', but it does put in place possible more legal action against other devices that can be 'Jailbroken' or have 'plugins' installed to access 'content' that is normally not available in your country.

    NEWS SOURCE: Roku sales are banned in Mexico because pirates keep hacking the devices (via) TheVerge
     

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      They likely not hacking them but either using apps which can be extended to include pirated sources or the developer mode.

      It would be difficult, if not impossible, for Roku to prevent this without gimping something.
       
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      Its very easy on Roku, you basically make an 'channel' up using the development tools, and then you share out 'privately' the 'key' for it, and anyone can then install the 'private' channel. -- Roku would have to totally changed the way their 'development' system works.

      Even Xbox is having this problem now, because anyone can sign up for $19 to be 'developer' and then they can sideload in any app that others have designed, so they can't stop people from loading up the emulators that were developed for Xbox even if pulled from the store officially.
       
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      Its surprising they didnt target Android first.
       
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      That's bs. Any device on the planet can be hacked. It's not fair to Roku that they get banned for something they don't even support. It's clear that the cable company has control over Mexico. Money is the only thing that government cares about in that country, and those who have the most of it controls the laws. But then again that's true for all corrupted governments. America isn't any better, but we have fair laws at least. We can't ban a product simply because it's hackable. If Comcast or Spectrum tried that shit here, we would just tell them to go fuck themselves and suck it up.
       
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      What a joke. Its not Rouks fault. They are the being ban. I love my Roku. I still use a V1 and it runs great. Solid product. The crazy thing is you can by any drug you want in Mexico. There is a drug store every 100 feet.
       

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