EXCLUSIVE: Windows Media DRM 10 Crack Updates. It's Real!
Follow up to Windows Media DRM10 Cracked? And Update For DRM-Enabled Media Players (KB891122)
Many news sites are now reporting that “Japanese hackers discovered a potential weakness in its copy protection technology”. In case anyone would like to know a bit more about the issue here it is. =) The below statement was obtained though contacts at BuyDRM and explains the issue more in-depth.
“In the rapid expanding global content marketplace, DRM systems are becoming more and more crucial in the successful deployment of online digital media. As the technology that powers an overwhelming majority of online pay-media, Microsoft’s DRM platform is an obvious target of criminals the world-wide. The “drmdbg” and “drm2wmv” tools represent the right of human expression however their release was a careless event having unfortunate implications for users the worldwide. Like many industries the paid content marketplace must adapt and heal and move on with the understanding that products like iTunes and DirectTV suffer from complete breaches of their security mechanisms to this day and they are still large revenue centers and jobs for many people the world-wide.” -BuyDRM
The folks at BuyDRM have been kind enough to provide me with a screenshot that they have obtained through there research over the past few weeks. This screenshot is from a magazine in Japan where this news first broke. It is believed that there was also a CD to go along with this that housed DrmDbg.exe and drm2wmv.exe. Distribution of these tools has ceased completely. Do not expect to find links to them anywhere, the chances of this are very slim and you will not be finding them searching Google.
Update: Windows Media DRM 10 has been cracked, however it appears that Microsoft is still trying to keep this semi-under wraps. I have gotten word that they might not be big fans of the image that I had posted here yesterday. So, I have decided to take it down. In my honest opinion Microsoft is not handling this in the correct fashion. Content owners, distributors, and customers all need to know about this. I can't tell you have many people have asked about deplying content post DRM crack. Hiding from what happened will not help Microsoft in any way, shape, or form. If I’m thinking of distributing content with Windows Media Rights Management 10 I would want to know everything I could about this, not just that it might have happened and know nothing else about it! Deploying content is not cheap, and content owners need to know that what they are paying for works as advertised! Not only does this hurt Microsoft, but it hurts the many third party companies that deal with off-site DRM with Microsoft's Technologies. What would I be able to tell a customer if this subject comes up? Microsoft has no public information on it, do you think someone that is getting ready to drop hundards or thousands of dollors into a product or company would want to know? Hell yes.
Needless to say, I’m rather disappointed how Microsoft is choosing to handle this, as are a number of people in the industry. The least they could do is put out a Press Release about how it was cracked, and the steps they took to ensure there system is now secure.
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