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Old 30th January, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Vista DRM cracked

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A POOR WEE student is more or less in hiding after working out a way of cracking Microsoft's Vista Protected Media Path DRM.

Alex Ionescu is a kernel developer, reverse engineer, and, ironically a Microsoft Student Ambassador says his hack means that punters can play HDDVD on 'un-certified' computers. These, dear readers, are computers that are not barking mad - so there's precious few of them.
More: http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37285

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Old 30th January, 2007, 07:37 PM
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Alex! Your my kinda guy! ":O}
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Old 31st January, 2007, 03:26 AM
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Not so much 'cracking' as bypassing.

I like his thinking! Its a pity this hasn't been released publicly.
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Wow that was too easy, just shows that nothing is completely secure especially since DRM is at a software level rather than hardware, which makes it even simpler to crack.
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Old 1st February, 2007, 04:05 AM
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Even if DRM is at a hardware level, it would have to register it being copy protected.

Unless the hardware communicates directly with each other, not via your application, again this could be circumvented in the same way. As long as hardware plays unprotected material. Which it would have to, due to users creating their own content.
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