Cheap-as-chips kit smashes Intel's HD video encryption

Posted by tracyanne on Nov 25, 2011 10:30 PM EDT
The Register; By John Leyden
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German boffins have pulled off a successful attack on HDCP copy protection – using cheap hardware and a lot of clever coding. Intel's HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) allows the encrypted transfer of high definition video signals via DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and other connectors and between TVs and Blue-ray discs or set-top boxes. The HDCP master key was leaked last year but there was no easy way to exploit this.

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I wonder if they will be prevented....... Ridcully 3 838 Nov 27, 2011 8:37 PM

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