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Saturday, September 18, 2010

The master key of the HDCP protocol has Leaked !!

A few days ago, leaked to the Internet code that seemed to bypass the lock protocol HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). This lock is including a Blu-ray and DVD players, allowing the playback of content protected by copyright only through devices that are approved.

Intel has examined the data disclosed anonymously and concluded that this is indeed the master key of HDCP. The master key is used to create keys embedded in devices and are dedicated to encrypt data and verify that the device is authorized HDCP.

The leakage of the master key means that it can theoretically create a player, which can copy Blu-ray movies without any problems and, of course, can play copied discs as if they were original.

In practice, the key must be integrated into chip and more particularly to a software decoder. According to Intel, this is unlikely, but there are few who believe that just opened the Winds of Aeolus and will soon see Chinese Blu-ray players will play pirated content.

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