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DVD audio encryption scheme defeated

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DVD audio encryption scheme defeated

We all know that encryption and DRM are the keys to a secure future, because they work flawlessly and keep away the miscreants. Or, not. Copy Protection for Pre-Recorded Media (CPPM for short) has been cracked. Following on the heels of the famous cracking of CSS, which is used to encrypt and region encode DVDs, the industry moved to CPPM for securing audio on DVD audio discs. And, as we have all come to expect, someone has found a workaround.

Defeating the encryption requires patching InterVideo’s WinDVD versions 5, 6, or 7, which then allows a user to direct audio data directly to unprotected .WAV files.

Read the complete story. (Ars Technica)