Napster playlists become a harassment tool

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Jacob Dunn, a resident of Ohio, USA, managed to violate a ruling of the Eighth State Circuit Court of Appeals using the file-sharing music service Napster (formerly Rhapsody). The court banned this man from communicating with his ex-wife by any means, issuing a temporary protection order (TPO) against Dunn.

And in a new ruling dated July 29, the court found that Dunn had violated his requirements by renaming the Napster music playlists shared with his ex-wife. The new names were appeals to her – Dunn asked if they could try to rekindle the relationship, and so on. Such messages have been controversially prohibited by a temporary protection order. For this, Dunn was sentenced to probation.

This is not the first time that streaming service vulnerabilities have been exploited. Spotify users have also complained at various times about problems with hackers accessing their accounts.

A new case of such a vulnerability showed that even in the case of streaming that is harmless at first glance, you should not lose your vigilance. And Dunn’s ex-wife should have changed the password in time – or create her own account.