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Cyberlink Responds to Alleged AACS Crack

With the HD DVD AACS Crack/Hack that supposedly happened last week, I said that Cyberlink would most likely issue some additional information on the matter.  I just got an e-mail from the people at Cyberlink with some great information.  Above all, Cyberlink is sure PowerDVD's implementation of AACS fully protects HD DVD contents.

  • First of all, PowerDVD complies to AACS compliance rules to ensure HD DVD contents are fully protected.  Cyberlink is confident that PowerDVD fully protects HD DVD contents.
  • Secondly, PowerDVD does not keep "Title Keys" in system memory.  Cyberlink is not sure how the user got the Title Key and notes that the released tool nor the video on YouTube provides the information on obtaining the Titles Keys.
  • Thirdly, there are no evidences that the user is using PowerDVD to hack/crack HD DVD video content.  He or she was simply using PowerDVD to playback the video that was ripped with other software. PowerDVD supports evo video file format playback.

Overall, it doesn’t look like AACS or Cyberlink have found any faults in PowerDVD.  So, at this point no updates will be issued for PowerDVD and the verdict is still out on whether or not additional playback software was used to obtain the Title Keys.  No one has yet to prove that the keys can be obtained through a memory dump or any other methods.

Yet again, AACS wasn’t cracked/hacked and the one piece of the puzzle for obtaining the Title Keys doesn’t appear to add up.

Thanks goes out to Cyberlink for the information.

Related: "Setting The Record Straight" muslix64 on AACS (01/02/07)

Published Tue, Jan 2 2007 0:05 by chrisl

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# Chris Lanier's Blog : No, AACS Was Not Cracked

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 12:16 AM by Chris Lanier's Blog : No, AACS Was Not Cracked

# re: Cyberlink Responds to Alleged AACS Crack

Fact is Chris that he did get the 5 title keys shown in the video.

How he got these is the interesting thing in this.

The up-side of all of this is that they better get that Managed Copy out fast, before people are forced to copy in other ways.

Regards,

Brian

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 5:09 AM by Brian Binnerup

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# re: Cyberlink Responds to Alleged AACS Crack

The Title Keys are actually blacked out in the video, look at 1:57 into the video.  He never showed how-to get them.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 10:02 AM by chrisl

# muslix64 stays regular

Check page 13, v1.0 has been released. Same question/problem as before - obtaining a key. A few (obvious) clues are there. Guess we wait for a sacrificial lamb to post a key.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 3:48 PM by Curious

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# re: Cyberlink Responds to Alleged AACS Crack

WinDVD seems to be the tool that people are using. See;

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=119871&page=33

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