Blu-ray Encryption Defeated

Blu-ray Encryption Defeated news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages.

| Jan 25, 2007 at 10:50 pm CST

This would clearly have to be the movie industry's most hated individual, the same fellow (h4x0r) who recently became the first person to crack the HD DVD protection mechanism, has just managed to do the same with Blu-ray's disc encryption (well, to an extent anyway).

The DailyTech have the full story, and website "Slyck" have also recently conducted an interview with him too.

Late last year, a crafty individual who goes by the name "Muslix64" circumvented the copy protection scheme used to protect HD DVD. Given the similarities between the copy protection methods used in the high-definition optical formats, it was only a matter of time before Blu-ray Disc's protections would be bypassed. However, Muslix64 has no access to Blu-ray hardware, limiting his exploit methods to HD DVD. That is, until Muslix64 came across some specific data for Blu-ray Disc, allowing him to apply his methods to the yet-uncracked format.

Another individual interested in Blu-ray's protection scheme, "Janvitos," who also participates in the same online forum where Muslix64 revealed his HD DVD work, posted a message showing the directory structure from a Lord of War Blu-ray Disc movie. Janvitos extracted the information by going through his system's memory with WinHEX after playing the movie on his computer using WinDVD.

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