Freedom to Tinker ? Blog Archive ? Making and Breaking HDCP Handshakes

Freedom to Tinker ? Blog Archive ? Making and Breaking HDCP Handshakes: “In the real system, where the secret vectors have forty entries, not four, it takes a conspiracy of about forty devices, with known private vectors, to break HDCP completely. But that is eminently doable, and it’s only a matter of time before someone does it”

The great white copy-protection hope of the Media industries destroyed by simple combination of equations – what I’d call GCSE level maths. I don’t think Private Industry is more efficient than Public, I believe that private companies just make enough unfair profit and pay their employees, on average, unfairly less so that they can spend some of it on marketing. Hence I’m not at all surprised at this or Crapita’s endless bollixing up of national databases.

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  1. Anonymous

    Pinko! Commie!The private sector will save us all. Or something.Jeremy


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