[mythtv-users] AACS Cracked Already

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Jan 27 22:18:35 UTC 2007

On Jan 27, 2007, at 3:04 PM, Calin Brabandt wrote:

> Although the encryption wasn't cracked, the AACS
> system, which also addresses issues of player and
> drive security, most definitely was cracked!  In
> summary, the operation of a player was cracked.  It's
> doubtful the strong encryption used by AACS will ever
> be cracked.
> Keys must be stored somewhere, in the clear, for at
> least a short period of time to decrypt a block of
> data.  It's the same vulnerability used in the first
> CSS attacks and also the attacks on iTunes audio
> media.

So when an impenetrable lock is put on the door just go in through a  

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