Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday November 25, 2011

HDCP Security Protecting HD Video Cracked with Cheap Hardware

I have a fondness for quoting Commander Scott from Star Trek when referring to digital encryption, and this is one of those times. "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." Research scientists at Germany’s Ruhr University broke the HDCP encryption developed by Intel while working on a PhD thesis project , a little coding and $200 in parts. Thank you Scotty for your simple eloquence. big grin

The team says that the intention was to investigate the fundamental security of HDCP and measure what it would cost to beat the encryption.

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