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AACS
Friday 18th May, 2007 14:54 Comments: 0
The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) Licensing Administration's soon to be released patch, designed to keep pirates from copying HD-DVDs, has already been hacked. According to ArsTechnica the new volume key used by high-def films scheduled for release next week has already been cracked before it even hits the shops.

The AACS LA had invalidated the previous volume key after it was shared across the Internet. Chairman Michael Ayers said earlier this month that the only way his organisation could deal with the problem was by clamping down on key dissemination; the Internet community responded by posting the key everywhere. Version 3 will be used on all HD DVDs from now on. It appears that hackers are able to adapt to AACS revisions and is demonstrating a capacity to assimilate new volume keys at a rate which is making the AACS look very silly.

EDIT: I should have picked up on it sooner, but they must have meant processing key and not volume key.
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