[mythtv-users] AACS Cracked Already

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 27 18:01:41 UTC 2007

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 1/27/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> In case anybody missed it, the AACS copy-protection scheme used on
>> both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray disks has apparently been cracked already,
>> according to the BBC and others.
>> All those who are surprised please stand up :-)
>> When will they learn?
> >From what I understand it hasn't. What has happened was they managed
> to pull the keys out of memory while using one of the legal playback
> software. Apparently some of the keys don't require to be encrypted in
> memory by the standard, so they aren't, and they are enough to get
> working playback/rip.
> some good info,
> http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061228-8510.html
> http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070107-8564.html

Although it wasn't technically cracked, this shows a vulnerability to
the security of the system. In practice, they successfully copied the
movies. So they didn't crack the code. So what? They achieved their goal
no matter how they went about it. 

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