Windows Media DRM 10 cracked

Digital Rights Management has been a hot-button issue for many years. With the current pervasiveness of high speed Internet access, coupled with increasingly invasive attempts by content companies to strengthen their digital protection, the debate looks to be far from over.

Now, a new application has been released that will strip Windows Media 10 and 11 files of their DRM. In the online music world, the overwhelming market share winner is Apple's iTunes Music Store, whose protection has been bypassed several times already. Microsoft's Windows Media has been a perpetual also-ran, but it has too received attention from the hackers. In 2001, the version that came with Windows Media Player 7 was defeated by a hacker going by the pseudonym "Beale Screamer." Microsoft then updated their protection, and for years have been touting its invulnerability to hackers. However, this too has now come to an end. Windows Media DRM cracked

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 29th August 2006 1:11AM