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New AACS key cracked in a day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2007 11:31 User comments (27)

New AACS key cracked in a day In another win for hackers over content producers, the latest AACS copy protection used in Blu ray and HD DVD discs has been cracked, one day after the AACS LA released the "fix".
A hacker by the name of "BtCB" posted the latest key, which begins with "45 5F" and ends with "2A B2" on the Freedom to Tinker website and the key has spread since then.

The AACS LA is obviously not pleased with the processing keys being posted over the internet, and has vowed to get them removed by cease and desist orders. That vow however, has only encouraged more hackers to post the keys and the hackers are always one step ahead.

This however has not stopped the AACS LA from pouring more money into the protection. It is even rumored that Blu ray discs with an added layer of protection called BD+ are coming soon. Lets see how long until the hackers crack that.

You can learn more about how the keys work at the source down below or in past Afterdawn articles.

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Arstechnica

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27 user comments

11.6.2007 13:02

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Blu ray discs with an added layer of protection


You mean more DRM crap!! What's the advantage of having this high capacity format if half of it is used by DRM schemes?

21.6.2007 13:17

haha yay hackers!

31.6.2007 13:24

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You mean more DRM crap!! What's the advantage of having this high capacity format if half of it is used by DRM schemes?

Don't worry, at the rate things are going all we'll have to do is run one more utility to get rid of the additional layer of "protection"... LOL
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2007 @ 13:24

41.6.2007 13:33
scott2k7
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please get rid of the protection save hackers the time because u no they will do it again...

51.6.2007 15:58
AXT
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LOL

61.6.2007 17:30
Toto2008
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Hey, didn't you guys know? I had to particular dreams. The first one was with this number 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0. The second dream was with this number 45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

It seems I get a new number in my dreams everytime a the AACS key is changed.

71.6.2007 17:38

they will never learn (the copy "protection" makers, that is) that no matter how hard you try, where there is a will, there is a way.

BD+ might be ber for a while that is until the "hackers" find a way around it as well. I can't believe that they think BD+ will be a lifesaver. Heck I give BD+ a two-week lifespan before its cracked.

Hackers love challenges, the more complex the challenge the faster they will crack it because more of them will be trying to crack it due to complexity. Even though it sounds weird they all know someone will crack it eventually and they all want to be the first one to do it.

@Toto2008, remove the key or you will get in trouble! (Just Kidding!!)

Peace

81.6.2007 20:00

Did AD get a cease and desist letter before hand? Do the posters count?
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

Wow that's a lot of numbers I wonder what they mean?

91.6.2007 21:21
Toto2008
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@ Pop Smith. OHHHH!!!! is that what it is? I didn't know what those numbers where. I just kept having the same numbers in my dreams. Weird, how common those numbers are.

101.6.2007 21:27

Originally posted by Blackjax:
Did AD get a cease and desist letter before hand? Do the posters count?
09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B209 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

Wow that's a lot of numbers I wonder what they mean?
im sure thats just random numbers that featured in the movie "the matrix"
it must have taken you a while to copy that down! good work!

111.6.2007 21:58

Originally posted by Blackjax:
45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2
is that wat ur saying?

121.6.2007 23:17

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It is even rumored that Blu ray discs with an added layer of protection called BD+ are coming soon. Lets see how long until the hackers crack that.
I think this says it all. Its amazing how long it takes these guys to create such protection and the hackers it takes them 24 hours to find the loop hole.

132.6.2007 0:04

ts a foolish endever instead of making the products better and cheaper they add worthless crap to it and then buy more of the same failed product when it fails, its as bad as sheeple who constantly buy their crap.

142.6.2007 13:07

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45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

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45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

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45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

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45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2

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45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2
Hey you aacs la send me one of those cease and decist crap over to mexico, so i can wipe my you know what and send it back to you and learn you dont control the world!!!!!!

152.6.2007 13:14

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@ Pop Smith. OHHHH!!!! is that what it is? I didn't know what those numbers where. I just kept having the same numbers in my dreams. Weird, how common those numbers are.
Yeah I saw those numbers once, I think they were in a movie or something!

162.6.2007 13:17
scott2k7
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just random numbers from matrix lol

172.6.2007 14:50

And I thought those numbers were from a Bingo game...LOL

183.6.2007 1:37
scott2k7
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22 two sitting ducks

198.6.2007 22:23

Man, it's a good thing these 22G HD-DVDs were invented so the MPAA could add all this crap to movies.

Is it just me, or are regular old DVDs PERFECTLY FINE???

209.6.2007 5:19
scott2k7
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yeh they were fine werent they like 4.7gb?

219.6.2007 5:29

Originally posted by scott2k7:
yeh they were fine werent they like 4.7gb?
meh 2 9GB discs are near prefect you don't really need more for that.

229.6.2007 5:33
scott2k7
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exactly

2330.6.2007 10:13

actually the old DVDs couldnt store alot of data. not to todays standards. example. buy the complete season of 24 and u have 6 - 9 dvds lying around... or would u rather have 1 or 2 disc lying around? less switching and you can keep track of it.. not to mention high def. your watching the film in which it was recorded (1080p). also you can get true HD audio. if you guys haven't checked out a HDTV then maybe you should. big difference from old fasion tv.

2419.7.2007 19:29

4 8 15 16 23 42

2519.7.2007 19:56

Originally posted by lxfactor:
actually the old DVDs couldnt store alot of data. not to todays standards. example. buy the complete season of 24 and u have 6 - 9 dvds lying around... or would u rather have 1 or 2 disc lying around? less switching and you can keep track of it.. not to mention high def. your watching the film in which it was recorded (1080p). also you can get true HD audio. if you guys haven't checked out a HDTV then maybe you should. big difference from old fasion tv.
Is not 4GB 10 years ago the same as 20-30 today?

When it comes to the DVD/Hdef formats I will stick with DVD price and potability simply kill Hdef in every way,6 DVDs is not that bad even if you have it on 2 or 3 Hdef discs you still have to switch it switching it less for only 500 more is silly, same goes for a Br burner and discs for 800 you can put away 5 or 10 25GB discs worth of data but its cheaper to do it on 25 DVD9s plus you can use them on all your computers.

If money is no object have at it ,but for normal people stick with DVD is the best option.

2619.7.2007 23:58
liveye
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LOL~
I think they were in a movie or something!

277.9.2007 19:21

Actually AnyDVD hasn't had an update since Aug. 11. Almost a month. 'Blades of Glory' just recently could not be backed up with it.

Slysoft, What's up???

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