Another AACS crack - unrevokable?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by rnicoll, May 2, 2007.

  1. rnicoll

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    "Only a few days after Corel issued a WinDVD update to close the hole opened by AACS hackers, the folks at the Doom9 forums sent word that they have found yet another way around the copy protection for high definition discs. This time, the method involved the Xbox 360's HD DVD add-on drive to capture the "Volume Unique Keys" as they were being read by the drive itself. Rather than just point out the crack, we're going to take a closer look at how this crack was accomplished, because one of the hackers involved in the crack says that it's more or less unstoppable."

    See http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070415-aacs-cracks-cannot-be-revoked-says-hacker.html
    for full article. In short, they've managed to pull volume access keys out using a modified XBox 360 HD-DVD drive.
     
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    Actually, that's somewhat old news at this point!

    The latest is a pile of internet unrest because the AACS is objecting to the internet posting of AACS keys -- of course, I can't imagine why the AACS would object! Naturally, there are plenty of people on certain forums who strenuously object to such "censorship" and "strong arm" tactics -- I wonder why :)!
     
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    Reminds of a classic line from Star Wars involving Princess Leia and a clenched fist. Ooh err.
     
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    Must be a record for bumping a 10 year old post!
     
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