Paul Sweeting: A Hack Job Quote:
Muslix64 comments: IMHO, AACS is totally busted, Muslix told Slyck.com. The only thing I can see for now to prevent the attack I have described is to put different keys on every disc! It will cost a fortune for the manufacturing, so I'm not sure they will go that way.
In response to all that activity, AACS-LA's response has beenhow shall I say?measured.:
Muslix himself scoffs at those sentiments.
People say I have not broken AACS but players. But players are part of this system, he said on Slyck.com. A system is only as strong as its weakest link. Even if players become more secure, key extraction will always be possible.
I know many people of the industry try to cover up this breach, by saying I have only poked a tiny hole in AACS, but it is more serious than that, he added. Only the future will tell.
Yet whatever the technical truth, the real weakness in AACS revealed by the episode is betrayed in this sentence: Instead, it illustrates the need for all AACS licensees to follow the Compliance and Robustness Rules set forth in the AACS license agreements to help ensure that product implementations are not compromised
Much (though not all) of the antipathy toward the use of BD+ among some in the HD DVD camp stems from the fact that its response to apparent hacks is under the control of the Blu-ray Disc Assn. rather than the AACS-LA, not from the technology itself.