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NY TIMES Business Front Page today(1/1/07):AACS hacked  

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I picked up my NY TIMES this morning (1/1/07) for my morning read and front and center on the Business section is an article discussing the failed AACS security for HD discs.

A hacker has posted keys to the AACS encryption scheme for 6 HD DVD movies. The hacker posted on youtube.com copies of successfully copied HD DVD movies. Experts looking at his posted work see only a partial solution by the hacker but that is does not bode well for AACS....

Yes, HD DVD AND Blu Ray use this Encryption scheme BUT Blu Ray also added BD Plus as a safe guard in case AACS was ever cracked! HD DVD did not add a second layer. Microsoft was the reason that HD DVD refused to use the extra level of security (BD+) for HD DVD because it didn't want to relinquish control to the studios as it is a software based cryptography that the studios control (and can be changed as needed).

Bottom line (articles conclusion): HD DVD may win some short term sales as folks wanting to create HD DVD copies for free will have a format that allows for such but the studios are unlikely to release their films to a failed scheme allowing Blu Ray to release a far wider content of films.

I tried to post the article but it is not available on the NY TIMES site (unless you are a subscriber).
post #2 of 5
This AACS thing is OLD NEWS.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=776145
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=777549

The real problem is that you know that. Therefore your motive in creating this thread is quite obvious.
post #3 of 5
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Vurbano,

I am no computer geek nor am I interested in it, so to me this was brand new news. I don't believe this is old news.

Your threads above are 2 and 4 days old... Is that 'old' to you..

It is timely as it is on in the NY Times today, this morning (1/1/07). Not an old article.

No motive here, read my synopsis. It is right on relative to the article. No need to be so defensive. A fair and balanced summary of a current article.

This is an issue that HD DVD follks should be aware of (free movies that is).

D
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Vurbano,

I am no computer geek nor am I interested in it, so to me this was brand new news.

Seems you do read and post in the software threads

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7&page=3&pp=30

Guess you missed those other threads.
post #5 of 5
It's old news around here in that there are already other threads going on it. In fact, if it's in a newspaper, it's already at least a day old .

Please continue discussion in one of the existing threads. Thread closed, topic title made more accurate.
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