Hacker Claims to Have Cracked Next Gen DRM Standard


A hacker who calls himself Muslix64 has Hollywood and music studios on edge this New Year's Eve weekend as they wait to see whether their latest digital rights management software standard will work as designed.

Muslix64 has posted on the Internet the tools and title keys he said he has used to decrypt the next generation DRM standard for high definition DVDs.

Called Advanced Access Content System, or AACS, this standard has been adopted by most of the major Hollywood and music studios to protect the newest DVDs and CDs. Muslix64 also posted a video of the decryption on YouTube. Technology News: Security: Hacker Claims to Have Cracked Next Gen DRM Standard

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 1st January 2007 9:20PM