Next-Gen DVD DRM HackedMaybe
A hacker claims he has cracked the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), the standard that is currently used to protect high-definition HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs.It was supposed to be unbreakable; a next-gen DRM solution. Yet a hacker named Muslix64 is now claiming he has cracked the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), the standard that is currently used by companies like Disney, Warner Brothers, IBM, Toshiba, Microsoft, and Sony to protect their high-definition HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs. On Wednesday, Muslix64 posted BackupHDDVD, a tool for decrypting AACS protected movies, on a Doom 9 forum thread along with the volume and title keys needed to decrypt HD-DVD movies such as Full Metal Jacket and Van Helsing.
Muslix64s alleged exploit comes only a few months after hackers discovered that a copy of any still frame from within a film could be produced using the Print Screen function of Windows OS.