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Spotify Sends Out Stern Warning to ‘Premium’ Hackers


Spotify, which is globally the largest paid service for music, in fact, supports free accounts in numbers greater than paid accounts. Unfortunately, users holding free accounts receive only part of the real feel from Spotify, while bear with frequent ads till of course they incite hijacked applications which facilitate Spotify's Premium service in totality devoid of any payment in return. But with Spotify going public very soon while there's a greater scrutiny of its finances, it appears the company has started clearing out the pirates.


In an alert e-mail by the company to users who've installed hacked applications for accessing the music service, they're told to check their behavior, says TorrentFreak. According to these e-mails, accountholders are told that their accounts have been detected with "abnormal activity" which would be disabled.


About 88m accountholders access Spotify with its non-chargeable advertisement-backed service, while 71m more subscribe to the Premium facility. The Premium service tells users they have accounts which are safe, however, they must uninstall the offending applications while install the regular client for enjoying Spotify's music streaming. Spotify cautions that should it notice unauthorized apps being used again and again leading to infringement upon its terms, the company maintains suspension else termination rights against such accountholders.


A few recipients of the alert electronic mail told TorrentFreak that their accounts continued to enable in listening to music via certain modified application, whilst the remaining said the warning worked exactly and they couldn't access the application. Anybody receiving Spotify's e-mail even as his application continues to work that person may want to ponder again regarding continuance of its use else he may end up with a suspended A/C. Gizmodo.com posted this, March 6, 2018.


It seems there's widespread hacking of Spotify, as YouTube videos can be easily noticed displaying the method for compromising the music service. For continuing utilizing Spotify, device owners require uninstalling the application already there followed with taking down the most recent authorized edition. For users utilizing these workaround applications while not wishing to lose their tenderly created play-lists and catalogs, they may think about shelling out the cash.

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