SlySoft breaks BD+ encryption
"SlySoft have issued a press release stating that they have broken the DRM (Digital Rights Management) on BD+ "
Published: 26th March 2008 | Source: Slysoft |
absurdum affair now, too.
Richard Doherty of the Envisioneering Group will have to revise his statement from July, 2007 regarding BD+: "BD+, unlike AACS which
suffered a partial hack last year, won't likely be breached for 10 years". It is worth mentioning that since he made that statement only
eight months have gone by.
Peer van Heuen, head of High-Definition technologies at SlySoft adds:
However, it was decided for strategic reasons to wait a bit for the outcome of the "format war" between HD DVD and Blu-ray. On top of
that, we first wanted to see our assumptions confirmed regarding the BD+ Virtual Machine. We are rather proud to have brought back to earth the highly-praised and previously "unbreakable" BD+. However, we must also admit that the Blu-ray titles released up to now have not fully exploited the possibilities of BD+. Future releases will undoubtedly have a modified and more polished BD+ protection, but we are well prepared for this and await the coming developments rather relaxed". Van Heuen adds jokingly: "The worst-case scenario then is our boss locks us up with only bread and water in the company dungeon for three months until we are successful again".