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posted by martyb on Monday October 09 2017, @12:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-prefer-Ritz®-crackers dept.

A Russian software company by the name of Arusoft may have cracked 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray DRM. All it requires is a PC with a Blu-Ray drive and a $235 piece of software.

At the beginning of this week a new mysterious company with a new mysterious software popped up, Arusoft with DeUHD. The company claimed that its software would be able to copy Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. In a statement to us, the company even stated that it considered AACS 2.0 to be cracked.

With a license of €200 ($235) there weren't many people who wanted to test and potentially lose their money. Therefore, the company handed out 5 licenses to randomly selected users and the first results are in.

To sum up the results: It works, but they don't appear to have cracked AACS 2.0 itself. Instead, the DeUHD developers appear to have found working keys for specific films.

Previously: Apparent Copy of an Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Appears Online [Updated]
More "Cracked" Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases Appear Online


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by LoRdTAW on Monday October 09 2017, @02:17AM (1 child)

    by LoRdTAW (3755) on Monday October 09 2017, @02:17AM (#579064) Journal

    Maybe they stumbled into a cache of known good keys (or brute forcing them).

    What do you think all those Russian botnets for for?

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by maxwell demon on Monday October 09 2017, @06:02AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 09 2017, @06:02AM (#579149) Journal

    Maybe they could make a cryptocurrency for this: The proof of work is brute-forcing a new Blu-Ray key. :-)

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    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.