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.
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.
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.
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.
The Record Straight" muslix64 on AACS (01/02/07)