HD DVD, Blu-ray Encryption Hacked
The once-invulnerable encryption protecting HD DVD and Blu-ray formats from piracy has been defeated, according to the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Licensing Authority that created the eponymous encryption. The “title keys,” which can unlock AACS, have been stolen and used to post decrypted high definition content on peer-to-peer Web sites. The keys themselves have also been posted. Weaknesses in software applications used to play DVDs were exploited in order to obtain the keys, but the AACS authority would not say which applications or whether their AACS licenses would be revoked. Last month, a hacker named Muslix64 posted >a video on YouTube claiming he had broken the encryption and showing at least a few of the steps involved.
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