Hacks on high-definition DVD players confirmed

A consortium of movie studios and technology companies backing the encryption system for high-definition DVDs on Thursday confirmed that hackers have stolen “title keys” and used them to decrypt high-definition DVDs through flaws in DVD player software

This could be good for Blu-ray in the long run. The Blu-ray group added BD+ and ROM Mark to BD to add security above and beyond AACS. Most BD titles at this point do not use BD+, but this could push studios into using it since they can’t rely on AACS alone. Though I’m sure that the keys that have been grabbed will be revoked.

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