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HDCP Master Key Is Legitimate; Blu-ray Is Cracked

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the maybe-now-I'll-want-a-player dept.

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adeelarshad82 writes "Intel has confirmed that the leaked HDCP master key protecting millions of Blu-ray discs and devices that was posted to the Web this week is legitimate. The disclosure means, in effect, that all Blu-ray discs can now be unlocked and copied. HDCP (High Definition Content Protection), which was created by Intel and is administered by Digital Content Protection LLP, is the content encryption scheme that protects data, typically movies, as they pass across a DVI or an HDMI cable. According to an Intel official, the most likely scenario for a hacker would be to create a computer chip with the master key embedded it, that could be used to decode Blu-ray discs."

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not protects (5, Insightful)

Lord Ender (156273) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606966)

content encryption scheme that protects data

It restricts data. It restricts my rights. It does not protect anything.

Re:not protects (-1, Troll)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606976)

Not anymore, so you can stop worrying. Your right to free entertainment is now saved by the heroic pirates.

Re:not protects (5, Insightful)

Andorin (1624303) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607014)

Where is there any indication that "pirates" were behind the leak of this master key?

Re:not protects (1)

lgw (121541) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607046)

"One likes to believe in the freedom of music" - Peart, Spirit of Radio

This is excellent work on someone's part, but I'm not sure what it changes. You can already rip Blu-ray, right?

Re:not protects (5, Insightful)

aoteoroa (596031) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607074)

Not everybody who uses DeCSS is a pirate....some of us just want to watch our legally obtained DVD's from our linux laptops. As a side note does one need DeCSS to read a VOB file then convert to AVI (I've never tried). Or can it be done on a windows computer using a legally obtained DVD codec?

Re:not protects (-1, Troll)

The End Of Days (1243248) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607098)

Yeah, and there are five people who legitimately want to back up their blu-rays. So what? You know and I know, this is primarily a tool for piracy. Mod me down to oblivion, that changes nothing. I'm not expressing an opinion, just a simple fact.

I'm not the one who has to pretend I'm saving the rights of "The People" or sticking it to "The Man" while I gorge myself on free entertainment.

Weve seen that argument before (5, Insightful)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607218)

You know and I know, this is primarily a tool for piracy.

No, it's primarily a tool. How you use it is up to the user.

Much like a gun is a tool. You can use it for target practice, hunting, home defense - and murder. The tool doesn't get to decide how it is used. The user does. The tool is blameless.

Another point. Most people aren't pirates, and most of the people "content protection" screws with are the paying customers. It absolutely is about rights. You buy it - you own it. That's how it used to be. Now the industry is trying to change that. It is important to let those people know they are selling snake oil. That's how I see this event. It's not about a BluRay player for Linux, it's not about piracy. It's about stopping snake oil salesmen from infringing on our rights with these increasingly bogus copy protection schemes.

That's why I love watching things like this happen. I love it when people who are clearly in the wrong (both philosophically and mathematically) get called on their hubris. It fills me with joy.

Re:not protects (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607220)

Ever had a lot of "shiny discs" that aren't so shiny after your wife and/or small kids get their hands on them? I don't want to keep repurchasing the same stuff over and over. If I can put it on DVD-Rs or my HDD attached to a video player, the original discs can stay safely put away.

Yeah, there's people not paying for it in the first place, but it's not all of us. And on that note, have you never felt ripped off by paying for a crappy movie after seeing a trailer that (IMHO) fraudulently led you to believe it would be good? The "thieving" goes both ways.

Use how you want to (5, Interesting)

microbox (704317) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607244)

There is not a chance in hell that I'd buy a blu-ray unless I could store and back-up the contents on a regular media server. I hate all those little plastic boxes, and I also hate the anti-piracy messages and studio branding.

Net result: I've found better things to do with my time.

Re:not protects (5, Interesting)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607140)

Uhhhh...I hate to break the new to you dude, but this "cracking" stuff? Damned useful to those of us who AREN'T pirates. Want an example? I have a lovely complete collection of Joss Whedon's series right in front of me on a shelf, with a cool Buffy and Spike collectible figure on each side for bookends given to me by my late sister. Now here I am, with frankly an assload of HDD space at nearly 1Tb, yet thanks to their DMCA bullshit I can't just walk into Walmart and buy software that'll let me rip these discs, which I fricking paid nearly a grand for, to my HDD. Instead I'm supposed to break them open and go through the hassle of loading them each time I want to watch an episode of Buffy or firefly. That sucks! WTF is the point of having all this space if I'm not allowed to put my fricking media on it??

So until some sanity comes to the media and game companies I'm ALL FOR the pirates. It is the pirates that made the older games I PAID FOR work on my new windows 7 X64, thanks to their No-CD/DVDs making it so the non x64 DRM crap isn't called. It is the pirates that come up with the software that lets me rip my movies and convert them into formats that makes them easy and convenient FOR ME, the customer!

I personally could give a flying crap about what content producers, who frankly thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_accounting [slashdot.org] are often screwing the artists as bad if not worse than they screw us consumers, want anymore. I fricking paid for it, its mine, and if I want it in Xvid or H.264 or whatever then that is none of their business. Remember these very same content producers who you are championing say ripping YOUR CD to your iPod is NOT fair use [eff.org] because you didn't cut the greedy pigs a check for the privilege. After bribing our congress and trying to force 150+ year copyrights on the planet I personally hope the whole lot DIAF myself.

Mod parent up, wtf. "flamebait?" (5, Insightful)

lindseyp (988332) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607210)

A strongly worded opinion. Well written, with references and links. It's not even a controversial topic, From what I see this is rather a majority opinion on slashdot.

Who the hell modded this flamebait?

Re:not protects (-1, Troll)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607050)

It's nothing to do with rights. If you don't like it, don't buy it. That's the only right you have.

Re:not protects (5, Funny)

dotgain (630123) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607066)

You seem quite informed. While I've got you here, could you please tell me what the "R" in "DRM" stands for?

Re:not protects (5, Funny)

gringer (252588) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607144)

could you please tell me what the "R" in "DRM" stands for?

Restrictions, according to RMS (the Rights Management System).

Re:not protects (0, Troll)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607158)

You seem quite a pedant. The fact that there is the word "rights" in DRM doesn't have anything to do with you having any rights beyond what the seller offers you in exchange for your money. That's exactly what DRM is there to enforce (not very effectively in practice so far but I am talking about the principle).

Re:not protects (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607212)

It manages your digital rights...your right to watch it the way they grant...

If you don't like it, don't fucking buy it.

Re:not protects (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607136)

If I *buy* it, that copy is mine, and I can watch it, archive it, and resell it, and if some bullshit is in the way keeping me from personally using the copy that I paid for, it's crap and needs to be eliminated.

Re:not protects (0)

Rene S. Hollan (1943) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607146)

Except you don't buy it, you buy the physical medium, and *license* the content.

Re:not protects (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607208)

Really? Is that true for books also? What about the old records? Am I breaking the law just because I sold my Beatles albums on Ebay? According to the recent Autodesk decision, apparently I am.

Re:not protects (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607262)

thank you!

I know copyright is broken and all that jazz...but I'm a small publisher and I strongly rely on these licensing rights for my revenue. But I'm still dirt poor :(

Re:not protects (4, Insightful)

cynyr (703126) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607266)

great, then i can stick it on my iPod to watch it, if i have a license to the content. ohh wait, it's a license to watch it from the dvd only? needs to be in readable text on the outside of the case, or you can shove it.

Captive market. (1)

microbox (704317) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607226)

If you don't like it, don't buy it. That's the only right you have.

Oh god, have you never heard of a captive market? Sometimes I think libertarians live in a bizzaro world where captive markets don't exist. Granted, blu-ray isn't really a captive market, but the media companies will sure try their best to make it so. Doesn't matter to me, I read books.

Re:not protects (1, Insightful)

jpapon (1877296) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607170)

Your rights?

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means.

Re:not protects (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607258)

Yeah, when you BUY something, it is YOURS, you have the RIGHT to use it how you see fit. That is under US and Japanese Law, and most other countries as well. If they stop you from doing something that would would otherwise have the right do with your property... they are restricting your rights... seems simple to me.

Anyway besides that, I have this to say: ha ha ha ha ha ha hah suckers! like the key wouldn't be leaked eventually some day :P It was just a matter of time.

Dark Helmet: "So Lonestar, Maybe now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."

Re:not protects (3, Insightful)

the linux geek (799780) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607270)

You may have the "right" to use it how you see fit (highly debatable in this context under US law, specifically the DMCA), but the manufacturers also have the "right" to put encryption on media.

Re:not protects (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607182)

It protects someone elses data by restricting your rights.

G'huh? (5, Informative)

DeeKayWon (155842) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606968)

What does this specifically have to do with Blu-ray? The discs themselves use AACS for encryption. The link from the player to the display is what uses HDCP.

Re:G'huh? (2, Insightful)

tentimestwenty (693290) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606980)

So you record the stream from the player to the display. No big difference.

Re:G'huh? (4, Informative)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607030)

So you record the stream from the player to the display. No big difference.

It implies a lossy decode and re-encode rather than a bit-for-bit copy.

However, 99.9% of all bluray pirating seems to be lossy re-encodes anyway - mainly for the size reduction. When done well, those re-encodes are essentially indistinguishable from the originals (It helps that x264, the pirate's encoder of choice, just happens to be the most efficient h264 implementation that is generally available - so the pirated versions have a better picture-quality-to-size ratio than then legitimate releases which are used as source material for the pirated versions).

Re:G'huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607288)

However, 99.9% of all bluray pirating seems to be lossy re-encodes anyway - mainly for the size reduction.

Granted, this is a biased crowd but it has BluRay, 1080p and 720p reencodes of Avatar available:
BluRay: ~2500 downloads
1080p: ~1550 downloads
720p: ~980 downloads

There's plenty people who want the bluray, just not at 30 kbps @ TPB. AC'ing for obvious reasons.

Re:G'huh? (1)

complete loony (663508) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607038)

Of course that's the raw frame buffer and you have to be able to process it or store it somewhere in real time. If you're going to re-compress it anyway to change formats this might be usable. But if you just want an unprotected copy with the original encoding, this wont help you.

Re:G'huh? (4, Insightful)

adolf (21054) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607048)

So you record the stream from the player to the display. No big difference.

It's the difference between copying an unmodified MPEG (or VC1) stream at whatever rate your machine can muster, or recording the uncompressed output of such a stream at no faster than real-time.

The former is lossless, smallish, and fast. The latter is lossless only if you can keep up with and store the intense datarate, or is lossy if you recompress it, and it always takes as long to record as the playing-length of the source.

Big differences. Huge, giant, overwhelming differences, in fact.

Re:G'huh? (1)

tentimestwenty (693290) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607134)

It only takes one really good reencode which is then uploaded. That's 2 hours per blu-ray. I know it's not 10x or 20x read but it's still insignficant for one person somewhere to invest the 2 hours and produce a nearly indistinguishable copy.

Re:G'huh? (1)

Jack9 (11421) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607168)

> Big differences. Huge, giant, overwhelming differences, in fact.

How's that a fact? Where's the BENEFIT of 1 machine @ 20x over 20 in parallel? In a matter of weeks, it won't matter so who cares?

Re:G'huh? (2, Insightful)

Jahava (946858) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607238)

It's the difference between copying an unmodified MPEG (or VC1) stream at whatever rate your machine can muster, or recording the uncompressed output of such a stream at no faster than real-time.

The former is lossless, smallish, and fast. The latter is lossless only if you can keep up with and store the intense datarate, or is lossy if you recompress it, and it always takes as long to record as the playing-length of the source.

Big differences. Huge, giant, overwhelming differences, in fact.

Maybe I'm missing something here. It seems to me that you don't need to re-encode the huge data stream on-the-fly. The only thing you have really have to do in real-time is buffer the raw data stream to some persistent storage. After that, you can re-encode it however you like at your leisure.

I'm too tired to do the math and calculate how much storage a full Blu-Ray disc stream would require. Whatever it is, though, It only takes one guy with a hard disk array and an Internet connection and the media's toast.

Re:G'huh? (1)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607002)

Blu-ray is perhaps the best source to rip from. It's of course possible to rip from satellite, but interference is possible, and so is some form of watermarking that might reveal the person whose cable box was used to steal the video.

Re:G'huh? (1)

.tekrox (858002) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607108)

Get your own box then - The only way to watermark it per-subscriber is the box itself; the video is just streamed with encryption added that your box removes.

Re:G'huh? (2, Interesting)

pcx (72024) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607216)

Ripping a blu-ray is a hellacious experience. Once you rip the disk to the hard drive you may have totally unprotected data but figuring out how to package that data can be a real challenge. A dvd can barely hold a movie, a blu ray can hold a movie and features that are as long or more-so than the original movie, so you just can't pick the file with the longest play-time. Getting sub-titles and chapters involves using several ( let me stress several here ) user-un-friendly programs in a long-tedious and very error-prone workflow. And the studios haven't even begun to exploit java to further obscure how to piece together the myriad bits and pieces of 50gigs of data into a single movie file.

Now someone can build a little PCI card with an HDMI in jack, press play on your player software, press record on your computer and ~2 hours later you have a perfectly encoded movie file that can be a perfect copy of the original.

Unfortunately it will take an act of a luddite congress to make accessing your video collection as painless, effortless and legal as accessing your music collection.

challenge (4, Insightful)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606978)

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/16/confirmed-intel-says-hdcp-master-key-crack-is-real/ [engadget.com]
(original article /.'d)

"For someone to use this information to unlock anything, they would have to implement it in silicon -- make a computer chip," Waldrop told Fox News, and that chip would have to live on a dedicated piece of hardware -- something Intel doesn't think is likely to happen in any substantial way.

I think we've got a new challenge here! Props to the first person to post an easy hardware/software system for intercepting and decoding HDTV signals.

Re:challenge (4, Insightful)

jcr (53032) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607016)

they would have to implement it in silicon -- make a computer chip,

Or buy themselves an FPGA evaluation board from Xilinx, Altera, or any other FPGA vendor...

-jcr

Re:challenge (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607126)

Or build a PC with a DVI/HDMI input. If all you want to do is strip the encryption a cheap PC
could do that then output the unencrypted data.

Maybe we'll also finally get HDDVD/BluRay support in Linux now.

Re:challenge (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607292)

I wonder where that open graphics board project went? Looks like we could use an FPGA graphics board after all...

Re:challenge (1)

Confusador (1783468) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607032)

It's not going to be me, but I'm not going to be at all surprised to see it. I use virtual cd/dvd drives all the time and entire virtual machines regularly, and that's just on my personal computer. A virtual HDCP out doesn't seem like it would be much harder to implement. It still just exploits what used to be the "analog hole", though, which is less useful with digital media since decrypting it in the first place is what's been bugging me. Still, for those who want to play their BR disks on their DVI monitor, I suppose it's something.

Re:challenge (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607228)

I think we've got a new challenge here! Props to the first person to post an easy hardware/software system for intercepting and decoding HDTV signals.

I did that years ago. I put a DVB-T digital TV tuner in my computer. It's devilishly clever. It can pull high definition television programs out of thin air and put them on my computer's hard drive.

This just in... (5, Funny)

symbolset (646467) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606986)

Intel now approaching release on an even newer, even better DRM system developed with secret AI Heuristics obtained in their recent acquisition of McAfee. A spokesman, who asked not to be identified, said "Trust us! This time we'll defeat those nasty pirates for sure!" The Intel technology is rumored to be based on quantum cryptography, 2Gbit keys, and something which is referred to as a "negative entropy hash".

In response we've asked Tim Jones of The Pirate Bay to comment. "Goodness. Whatever will we do? We'll never be able to decode that. Oh, wait. Those torrents come from unencrypted masters before they went to production. They're not cracked, they're leaked. Never mind. No worries."

Sony, BMG and Viacom are said to be in negotiations to license the technology.

the perfect encryption method. (1)

swschrad (312009) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607204)

simplicity, really. you unwashed barstardes, we got you now.

randomly push 15,000 volts both ways out of the Secret Encryption Box into source and destination.

then the Master Standard Customer Release Media, 35mm film, is set on fire.

TFS is confusing (4, Informative)

adolf (21054) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606990)

TFS talks about using the HDCP master key to decode Blu-Ray.

But, really, HDCP has nothing to do with Blu-Ray in particular -- it's protection for a transmission format, not a storage format. The availability of this key means nothing with regards to Blu-Ray.

So, I've been wondering for the past few days: What, exactly, can this HDCP master key do for folks? Does it automagically allow us to decode HDCP-protected content on a DVI or HDMI cable? Or does it allow us to merely sign our own HDCP devices given an appropriate amount of hackery?

Re:TFS is confusing (1, Interesting)

farnsworth (558449) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607044)

I believe it allows someone to pop a blu-ray disk into a ps3 (or any other standard player) and dump the output to a digital-perfect file. This was not possible previously. It's not something I would do, or could do with my time constraints, but I would expect many more huge torrents to emerge because of this.

Re:TFS is confusing (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607058)

it means that while bd discs still cannot be cracked, the digital data that is being transferred to the device can be tapped and perfect digital copies can be made.

Re:TFS is confusing (4, Insightful)

adolf (21054) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607122)

Lies, deceit.

it means that while bd discs still cannot be cracked, the digital data that is being transferred to the device can be tapped and perfect digital copies can be made.

Since HDMI can transfer up to 10.2 gigabits per second of data, I don't think these "perfect digital copies" are going to be made any time soon. 1920x1080x60 + 8 channels of uncompressed audio == lots of bandwidth. More than anyone, currently, wants to store -- it'd be cheaper to buy the movie than buy the storage for a copy of it it, in the case of a direct HDMI lossless rip. And nevermind actually achieving these datarates on any commonly-available storage medium.

Unless, of course, the copies get compressed with something. And then, plainly, they're not perfect anymore.

Re:TFS is confusing (1)

Pentium100 (1240090) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607254)

And those who want perfect

copies can just buy the bluray. Me? I'm OK with 1080p h264 encodes, I can't see any difference and they take up less space.

Re:TFS is confusing (4, Insightful)

cynyr (703126) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607302)

This does open the way for a way around older highres LCDs not being hdcp compliant.

Re:TFS is confusing (1)

complete loony (663508) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607088)

Does it automagically allow us to decode HDCP-protected content on a DVI or HDMI cable? Or does it allow us to merely sign our own HDCP devices given an appropriate amount of hackery?

Yes and yes. So you can create your own HDMI / HDCP device that can impersonate any valid HDCP device, so there's no way to revoke it. And then you could simply output the signal via DVI, or you could use some other interface to dump the decoded video frames.

The availability of this key means nothing with regards to Blu-Ray.

Well it does and it doesn't.

Sure it doesn't help you break the on disk format with your own reader / player. So you won't be able to extract a DRM free raw copy of the encoded video.

But as above you can construct your own fake HDMI / HDCP display device that can dump the raw decoded frames from any existing Blu-Ray player. From there you can re-encode with whatever codec you like or just dump the frames to disk.

Re:TFS is confusing (4, Informative)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607138)

What, exactly, can this HDCP master key do for folks?

It will allow me to watch my legally purchased blu-ray discs using my legally purchased blu-ray drive on my old, non-HDCP compliant monitor. I am forced to break the law just because my monitor is too old: In the past, I couldn't use a program like powerDVD to watch my blu-ray discs at full resolution because it would notice my monitor wasn't compliant. That meant obtaining an AACS key for the blu-ray disc and using a program like dumphd, anydvd or dvdfab to make a copy of the data on the disc to my hard drive which didn't had HDCP. Now, I could conceivably still have to violate the DMCA, but by faking my monitor's HDCP compliance so powerDVD or another program can watch the video.*

* I'd just like to point out that I'll still break the DRM because there is not a blu-ray reader for linux that works reliably.

Re:TFS is confusing (0)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607248)

I am forced to break the law just because my monitor is too old

No it doesn't. You're still making a choice to break the law.

Re:TFS is confusing (1)

cynyr (703126) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607294)

are you doing your blu-ray ripping in linux as well? or doing it in windows and watching in linux?

Re:TFS is confusing (4, Informative)

earthforce_1 (454968) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607160)

Any DRM system is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. BD+ doesn't have to be broken, only one link in the chain and the whole thing falls apart. You just need a little HDCP stripper box between the legal blue ray player, and whatever you are using to copy. And there is now no physical way to invalidate the keys in the HDCP stripper box. They box could identify itself with an infinite number of working keys generated each time it is powered up. As mentioned in an earlier thread, the unencrypted raw stream can then be recompressed/encoded into any desired format. (Including BD+ and AACS free Bluray) As mentioned earlier, any good HW engineering student armed with the specs and an FGPA could make one.

The only way to stop this would be to start over with a new master key, which would brick every existing HDCP encumbered piece of hardware out there.

Re:TFS is confusing (1)

Bo'Bob'O (95398) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607280)

It also allows digital capture of content protected media possible with with low cost hardware [blackmagic-design.com] . Maybe this will also slow the elimination of transport mediums (like analog) that don't allow DRM since it now could be sort of moot.

Also, for instance, if your cable company decides to lock down all it's analog outputs and drag it's feet on cablecards, you could still use your DVR of choice.

Honestly, is anyone surprised this has happened? (3, Insightful)

xystren (522982) | more than 3 years ago | (#33606998)

Did they honestly expect that no one would get a hold of the key, reverse engineer it, or even just brute force it - when will they realize that locks only keep honest and unmotivated people out.

Re:Honestly, is anyone surprised this has happened (3, Informative)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607042)

reverse engineer it, or even just brute force it

Provided sufficiently large keys (1024 bits or more in the case of RSA), brute force is infeasible. "Reverse engineering" only really applies if the details of the cryptographic primitives are not already publicly known (pretty much never the case).

Hear that MPAA? (2, Insightful)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607000)

Now I'm finally willing to invest in purchasing Blu-Ray movies. Now that I can archive them to protect from wear and tear.

Re:Hear that MPAA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607054)

+1

Re:Hear that MPAA? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607078)

no, that would be the master AACS key, if one exists.. HDCP is the component interconnect encryption.. from player to receiver to display..

Re:Hear that MPAA? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607190)

no, that would be the master AACS key, if one exists.. HDCP is the component interconnect encryption.. from player to receiver to display..

Correct, his rant would be more accurately addressed to the CEA - Consumer Electronics Association - about finally purchasing a blu-ray player and HDMI-equipped television.

Re:Hear that MPAA? (1, Interesting)

sangreal66 (740295) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607278)

Blu-ray movies have a coating that offers incredible protection from wear and tear. Pirates need to come up with a new excuse

You mean this one? (5, Informative)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607004)

Unless /. mangles it, it should be the exact same.

HDCP MASTER KEY (MIRROR THIS TEXT!)

This is a forty times forty element matrix of fifty-six bit
hexadecimal numbers.

To generate a source key, take a forty-bit number that (in
binary) consists of twenty ones and twenty zeroes; this is
the source KSV. Add together those twenty rows of the matrix
that correspond to the ones in the KSV (with the lowest bit
in the KSV corresponding to the first row), taking all elements
modulo two to the power of fifty-six; this is the source
private key.

To generate a sink key, do the same, but with the transposed
matrix.

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82592e77a204a8 146a6970e3c4a1 f43a81dc36eff7 568b44f60c79f5 bb606d7fe87dd6
1b91b9b73c68f9 f31c6aeef81de6 9a9cc14469a037 a480bc978970a6 997f729d0a1a39
b3b9accda43860 f9d45a5bf64a1d 180a1013ba5023 42b73df2d33112 851f2c4d21b05e
2901308bbd685c 9fde452d3328f5 4cc518f97414a8 8fca1f7e2a0a14 dc8bdbb12e2378
672f11cedf36c5 f45a2a00da1c1d 5a3e82c124129a 084a707eadd972 cb45c81b64808d
07ebd2779e3e71 9663e2beeee6e5 25078568d83de8 28027d5c0c4e65 ec3f0fc32c7e63
1d6b501ae0f003 f5a8fcecb28092 854349337aa99e 9c669367e08bf1 d9c23474e09f70

3c901d46bada9a 40981ffcfa376f a4b686ca8fb039 63f2ce16b91863 1bade89cc52ca2
4552921af8efd2 fe8ac96a02a6f9 9248b8894b23bd 17535dbff93d56 94bdc32a095df2
cd247c6d30286e d2212f9d8ce80a dc55bdc2a6962c bcabf9b5fcbe6f c2cfc78f5fdafa
80e32223b9feab f1fa23f5b0bf0d ab6bf4b5b698ae d960315753d36f 424701e5a944ed
10f61245ebe788 f57a17fc53a314 00e22e88911d9e 76575e18c7956e c1ef4eee022e38
f5459f177591d9 08748f861098ef 287d2c63bd809e e6a28a6f5d000c 7ae5964a663c1b
0f15f7167f56c6 d6c05b2bbe8800 544a49be026410 d9f3f08602517f 74878dc02827f7
d72ef3ea24b7c8 717c7afc0b55a5 0be2a582516d08 202ded173a5428 9b71e35e45943f

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Re:You mean this one? (1)

iONiUM (530420) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607072)

Nice. +1 geek score for posting that. You know, I wish people would do this more: post what the actual articles are about in the comments.

Re:You mean this one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607116)

You, sir, are awesome.

Re:You mean this one? (-1, Troll)

socsoc (1116769) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607118)

Thanks for all the scroll chowder dick...

Re:You mean this one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607188)

fuck u, retard.

done anything useful much?

Re:You mean this one? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607246)

tl;dr

Huh? (3, Insightful)

DDLKermit007 (911046) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607006)

No hacker is going to give a crap about this. It's so much easier to just rip the data directly from the disk. Plus, anyone in their right minds is usually going to just get the DVD anyways if they are going rip it. Likely going to downsample it anyways since the full resolution file is obnoxiously large. All this realistically would allow for is for people to make an HDMI to Component conversion box which is one of those DMCA grey zones. The underlying technologies of DVD & Blue Ray encryptions were compromised ages ago.

Re:Huh? (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607034)

I'm pretty sure that the "underlying" technology of Blu-Ray is the Rijndael cipher, which I'm pretty sure would be really big news if/when it's eventually "compromised."

Re:Huh? (2, Insightful)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607106)

since every player has to have a key, breaking a DRM does not mean they crypto is weak, just that you can't hand someone a key and a lock, and expect them not to be able to open the lock

Needs to be built into a custom computer chip? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607012)

I call BS. I'd bet a lot of money that this key could be used in an inexpensive FPGA to get at the unencrypted bitstream.

Eh? (5, Insightful)

wampus (1932) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607020)

Now we all need to buy new TVs and Blu-Ray players with HDCP2 support. You fuckers should have just caved and got a new 3D TV when they were trying to drive uptake the polite way.

Re:Eh? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607060)

I wonder if we will see a HDCP $YEARNAME format. Oh, your Avatar II Blu-Ray movie has HDCP 2012 on it. It won't work with HDCP or HDCP 2011. Go and upgrade your flash ROM on your display devices? Gee, no upgrade? Time to buy a new BD player and TV!

Sad thing, Joe Sixpack would go out and do this.

This is a disaster! (1)

Denis Lemire (27713) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607062)

If the cracking of DRM tech continues at this pace, we'll soon find ourselves living in a strange world where consumers are granted the privilege of PLAYING the content they PAID hard earned cash for! Ridiculous! This must stop while there's still a shred of decency and fairness left in the world! How will the copyright infringing pirates differentiate their loot if the legit stuff become as flexible, reliable and convenient?! What a mess!

Re:This is a disaster! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607300)

You're an idiot.

AnyDVD HD from Slysoft (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607076)

AnyDVD HD from Slysoft has been removing Blu-ray encryption and HDCP for a couple of years now.

Awesome. (1)

seebs (15766) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607166)

Can we get refunds on the cost of all the HDCP crap that's been embedded in all this video hardware? :)

blu-ray (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607230)

welp, thats the end of that

This is the universal hack. (5, Informative)

anUnhandledException (1900222) | more than 3 years ago | (#33607286)

All digital content ultimately ends up as an HDMI stream protected by HDCP.

With HDCP compromised that stream can eventually be captured. All that needs to happens is for a company to make a NON-HDCP compliant capture card which just happens to be easily flashable. Think they might end up selling a lot of those? Think some companies in asia would be willing to make that "mistake".

This goes beyond Bluray. Want to get HD quality capture of your favorite HBO show, or maybe some first -release movie rentals (movies rented while still in theaters)?

Everything ends up as an HDMI stream protected by HDMI

The claim that it would be too much bandwidth or too large is just silly.

1920 x 1080 x 24 bits per pixel x 24 fps = 145MB/sec. Fast but not beyond a RAID.
120 minutes of 1080p 24fps uncompressed is roughly a terrabyte. Large but once again not beyond current disk systems.

1) capture the stream
2) dump it to disc
3) re encode with a good multi pass encoder to any format, size, resolution, and bitrate you want.

While not 1:1 it can be virtually indistinguishable from the original.

Sure hacking the compressed copy makes duplication easier and faster but the media protection is always changing. This is the unversal hack. If it is video it can now be captured *nearly* perfectly.

So no BluRayDecrypter.exe anytime soon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33607296)

Before I read the bit I thought it decypted the disc. No joy.

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