Thursday, January 11, 2007

AACS Proclaimed "Obsolete" by Alex Halderman et al.

Following Muslix64's recent release of BackupHDDVD on the doom9 forums, Alex Halderman and several of his students have touted the software as the first step in rendering AACS obsolete.

BackupHDDVD is designed to, with an already determined key, strip high definition media (HDDVD or BRD) of its encryption and allow a user to copy the data any way (s)he wishes. Each Blu-Ray or HD-DVD movie has a key that must be known in order to decrypt and play the movie - as of yet there are no known ways to determine a key from a specific disc.

It's only a matter of time before the community rises to the task.

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