Media, tech firms probe possible high-def DVD hack

R.A. Hettinga rah at
Fri Dec 29 09:27:48 PST 2006

At 8:51 AM -0800 12/29/06, Somebody in Showbiz wrote:

>I have that guy's source code. Its not entirely clear that AACS is
>actually hacked. They didn't crack AES. They merely copied off the
>key directory, a file that is present on the disk in any event. We've
>always known that someone can do this - the files are clearly visible
>to anyone with a HD-DVD drive.
>Additionally, his code is written in Java and doesn't appear to be at
>all optimized. I'm not exactly sure what they are claiming was


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