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Blu-ray copy protection system busted by hacker

January 25th, 2007 · No Comments

The hacker known only as , who recently made headlines by defeating the copy protection on , has now nobbled as well. Once again, a software HD player has provided inroads to the heavily protected format, because software encryption keys are not protected in memory when a disc is played. Muslix64 enlisted the help of another hacker, Janvitos, to crack the format.
Muslix64 says that he discovered the first software key for a movie by examining non-encrypted portions of the data for a reoccurring pattern. Muslix64 has now created a software programme to decrypt Blu-ray ROMs, called BackupBlu-ray v.0.21.
The industry expects Blu-ray rips to follow HD DVD onto the internet within days.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade

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