zer"0" Posted January 26, 2007 Share Posted January 26, 2007 Black Hats: 1 DRM & Co.: 0 Place your bets, ladies and gents! Round 1 goes to the hackers. Round 2... Ding! Ding! LOL! Just something I had to share. Details below. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070125/tc_nm/hackers_dvd_dc AACS confirms hacks on high-definition DVD playersA consortium of movie studios and technology companies backing the encryption system for high-definition DVDs on Thursday confirmed that hackers have stolen "title keys" and used them to decrypt high-definition DVDs through flaws in DVD player software. Both the title keys and a number of decrypted films have been posted on peer-to-peer Web sites for downloading and copying, a spokesman for the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Licensing Authority said. The large size of the files and the high cost of writable hi-def discs make large-scale copying of high-definition DVDs impractical, but the attacks on the new format echo the early days of illegal trafficking in music files, AACS spokesman Michael Ayers said on Thursday. The hackers did not attack the AACS system itself, but stole the keys as they were exchanged between the DVD and the player to strip the encryption from the film. The confirmation of the attack comes about a month after a hacker called Muslix64 described in an online posting how he defeated the encryption system by using DVD player software. :cool: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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