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I am using LightcastDRM Media Security. Can my media assets still be subject to vulnerability to non-authorized access?

Yes, even the most sophisticated AES encryption and security systems, such as the maximum security level of the LightcastDRM Media Security, cannot eliminate the following risks entirely:

1. Hackers which can penetrate DRM firewalls and encryptions

2. Malicious software which might intercept downloads to access files without authorization

3. Media shared via social and email prior to your change of sharing settings

4. Media re-embedded prior to your change of embedding settings

5. Media downloaded and/or shared prior to your upgrade to higher LightcastDRM Levels

6. Media accessed prior to your use of Lightcast.com (such as media stored on users shared via peer-to-peer networks from days prior to your transfer to Lightcast.com)

7. Media stored and/or shared on other ISPs, servers, OVPs or CDNs prior to your engagement with Lightcast.com 

8. Media stored and/or shared by your staff, volunteers, freelancers or web development firms

9. Media uploaded to Social Platforms or other sites

10. Media still stored/not yet removed from other servers


The LightcastDRM Service provides different security measures and levels you can choose from. Please don’t forget that there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to sharing preferences and authentication-based media delivery. Many of our Clients seek maximum visibility of their free content through social sharing, re-embedding and free accessing by as many viewers as possible, as their monetization strategy may include advertising revenue, product placement or fundraising. Please request a call-back from one of our Media Consultants if you aren’t sure which security strategy may be best for you via CustomerCare.Lightcast.com . We will be happy to discuss all options with you and assist in finding the DRM solution which is right for you.