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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09 2017, @02:37AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 09 2017, @02:37AM (#579077)

    To paraphrase an exchange I saw once:

    User1: If you really think that DRM is useless, why has it taken so long to break Blu-Rays?

    User2: There is no interest in it because DVD quality is good enough for most people and, if not, "they" can get the same content from streams or other sources, or did you forget they cracked HDCP a year after it was introduced and now have the complete set of keys. To show what a difference motivation makes, look at the crack times for media with multiple sources, to those with few and you'll notice blu-ray is slower than jailbreaks is slower than games and it isn't because the latter are easier.