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Cyberlink denies PowerDVD problem created BackupHDDVD

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2007 9:15 User comments (4)

Cyberlink denies PowerDVD problem created BackupHDDVD Cyberlink, the company behind the infamous PowerDVD line of software has denied that there is a vulnerability present in its software that would ultimately allow the decryption of AACS on a HD DVD disc. Specifically, the company said that the encryption "Title Keys" are not kept in the system memory where one could guess hacker Muslix64 got them. The company also said the YouTube video showed no proof that the software was used in the hacking process.
BackupHDDVD is made to strip the AACS content protection from HD DVD discs and rip the contents to a HDD. However, the tool alone is useless, you need to proper keys in order to decrypt the content and it seems others have not been able to obtain the keys. Cyberlink defended its software in an email to blogger Chris Lanier.

The company said that it is confident that its software protects the content of HD DVD discs. As for BackupHDDVD, the video promised more details will emerge in January, so hopefully we will have more details then.

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4 user comments

12.1.2007 9:24

yea right if this was true then cyberlink wouldn't have so many hacked versions on the internet not only does cyberlink power dvd have the worlds most biggest holes but so many patches to fix or correct there software have been made by hackers

25.1.2007 10:24

I gotta agree with you there TabletPC. Although i like PowerDVD its a great little program that is like a home theater for your computer.

330.1.2007 8:35

powerDvd is very vulerable tho. I still like and use it tho.

410.7.2007 10:25

when i try to authorize this product to youtube i click"authorize" and nothing happens":( any suggestions???

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