Posts Tagged ‘HDCP’

Researchers Successfully Hack HDCP High-Def Copy Protection

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

More evidence that there’s really no such thing as “uncrackable” security …

Ever since the Blu-Ray video format was first announced, it has been claimed that the copy-protection on the system was uncrackable.  This is because is uses technology in your HDMI port to determine the authenticity of the video source.  Without this technology built into the port’s circuitry Blu-Ray video simply won’t work, which caused problems with some early HDMI-equipped computer monitors.

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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.

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