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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 Wednesday October 11 2017, @04:17AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11 2017, @04:17AM (#580287)

    The difference is that, while a data breach of the NSA's collected information would be harmful, the Russian government is pretty much known to be in cahoots with the same Russian hackers that sell stolen identity information on the dark web. When the NSA starts blocking prosecution of hackers on American soil, you can start calling it propaganda.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11 2017, @06:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 11 2017, @06:11PM (#580645)

    Yeah, no. "Identity theft" is a scare phrase used to extort fees and eyeballs from grandmas and the ignorant over a trivial matter that can be solved by paying the extortion fee to freeze all your credit profiles at Transunion, Equifax, and Experian. For the paranoid, you can pay a ~$100 yearly fee to a company who will sort out the even more rare medical and criminal "identity theft" for you should you beat the unimaginable odds and actually have someone else say that they are you.

    If you're seriously worried about "identity theft", then "parallel reconstruction" by US law enforcement agencies is something that will ensure your pants are permanently brown.

    To claim that Vlad is a bigger threat to Americans' privacy than Don is is laughable. We KNOW the NSA is spying on all USians. To claim that Vlad is more of a privacy threat to USians than Don is, you're going to have to show hard evidence that some Russian agency is spying on, say, 110% of USians' communications.

    A simpler explaination is just that you've drunk the "Russia, Russia, Russia" gov-corp propaganda narrative.