Wednesday, February 14th 2007

Blu-ray and HD-DVD Encryption Truly Defeated

Although both HD-DVD and Blu-ray have already been hacked to get around copy protection measures, a Doom9 forum poster has managed to find the most effective method yet. Until now, each different film has needed its own unique key to decrypt it, but now all you need is a single Processing Key, which works on both high definition formats. The method used by the hacker was to record all the information that was being read from the disk into the memory and therefore managed to find the processing key. This Processing Key will probably stop working soon however - once the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator gets word of it future disks are likely to be updated.Source: DailyTech
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11 Comments on Blu-ray and HD-DVD Encryption Truly Defeated

#2
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i wonder how much money manufacturers spend to secure all the data that keeps being hacked. seems to me it would be easier to just let it be and spend money somewhere else.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ah touche' you DRM bastards!!!!

Too bad it was announced, when the drives became faster and more affordable, this would have been gravy,
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Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
Ah touche' you DRM bastards!!!!

Too bad it was announced, when the drives became faster and more affordable, this would have been gravy,
It'll still be gravy. The studios will update the key, and somebody will then hack that one. Lather, rinse, repeat. When are they gonna realize that they're just throwing their money out the window?
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#7
ktr
HDCP cracked?
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#8
Wile E
Power User
by: ktr
HDCP cracked?
From what I understood, HDCP is part of the AACS. I don't know for sure tho.
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#9
niko084
Heh and once they fix it someone else will crack it again! :)

PURE PWNAGE!
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i think the goal is to make it difficult enough that the workaround wont be viable for your typical consumer. so yea, us computer geeks will have time/energy to do the workaround but most people will still be enslaved.
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#11
Steevo
The peeps that are enslaved are the ones ruining the whole pie for the rest of us. Who needs some 12 year old downloading 50cent off Kazza?


But live DMB concerts were for the taking and were legal, as well as all the pron and other funny crap you could find.
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