Posts Tagged ‘crack’

Has Blu-Ray Copy Protection been Cracked?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

That’s the problem with all copy protection technologies; given enough time, somebody will eventually figure out how to crack them.

HDCP is a security encryption key for copy-protecting Hi-Def video content, most notable Blu-Ray players and set-top boxes.  Now a story has appeared that a master key has been found to permanently unlock the security.


Android app licensing cracked in less than a month

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This isn’t entirely surprising, but I’ve never had problems like this with my old-fashioned “dumb phone” …

There has been some concern about smartphone apps in recent weeks after a malware app worked its way into the Android store that sent premium-rate text messages to make money for criminals.  What’s more the BBC demonstrated a proof-of-concept Java app that seemed to be a simple game of noughts and crosses, but was copying contacts and emails in the background.