Hackers pull one over on Blu-ray again

The latest attempt at Blu-ray copy protection has failed

When anyone talks to movie studio executives, the first reason they give for turning to Blu-ray is copy protection. But now that the latest attempt by the Blu-ray Disc Association to stop hackers has failed, is that claim valid anymore?

According to reports, the latest Blu-ray copy protection known as BD+ has been cracked by a group that has long been known for its ability to disable protected media. The group claims that its newly updated

20th Century Fox is victim

The group warned that the updated software only has a major impact on 20th Century Fox titles because other movie studios have yet to adopt BD+ and have decided instead to encrypt movies with the older AACS protection. That said, AnyDVD is already capable of cracking all older versions of copy protection so now all Blu-ray disc encryption can be circumvented.

So far, the Blu-ray Disc Association has yet to comment on the BD+ crack, but look for the movie studios to rail against it in fear of more piracy worldwide.


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