View Full Version : Inpenetrable Blu-Ray Encryption: Cracked in 8 months

03-21-2008, 10:59 AM
Part of the reason HD-DVD lost is that the studios were worried about their encryption, which was famously hacked (09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0). At the time, the Blu-Ray folks made a big deal out of the fact that their encryption was robust enough to hold the format under lock and key until the next format change.

Richard Doherty said in July, 2007 regarding BD+ (Blu-Ray's encryption scheme) : "BD+, unlike AACS (HD-DVD's encryption scheme) which suffered a partial hack last year, won't likely be breached for 10 years"


Well, 8 months later the deed is done. Blu-Ray is fully hacked, and any BR movies can be extracted and "backed up."


Hilarious. At some point even the most rabid IP enforcer has to agree that DRM is about inconveniencing customers, not stopping piracy.

03-21-2008, 01:22 PM
Even better... apparently they've had the crack ready for a while and have been sitting on it until they were sure the format war was over.

03-21-2008, 01:53 PM
Sounds good to me. I like cheap HD movies. :cool:

03-22-2008, 01:10 AM
Companies need to give up on encryption. No matter how hard you try to protect it, someone out there will figure it out.