The group hacking effort, lead by an anonymous programmer going by the alias "muslix64", claim to have been able to decrypt and play commercial Blu-ray media as well as HD-DVD discs.Yesterday "muslix64" made the following post of the Doom9 forum:In less that 24 hours, without any Blu-Ray equipment, but with the help of Janvitos, I managed to decrypt and play a Blu-Ray media file using my known-plaintext attack...
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
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That's quad core, quad SLI, quad gigabit Ethernet and quad eSATA.
Fixed the WiFi issue on the MacBook!
I hadn't planned on a "My MacBook Pro Experience" post today but a question by ShadeTree in the TalkBack section of yesterday's post I think deserves a longer answer than I can give it as a reply in the TalkBack section.ShadeTree asked: "Are you worried that if you converted to using the Mac your blog would lose its' relevance? I mean after all the Mac user is fairly well insulated from the hardware. Since you blog on hardware wouldn't using a Mac make you less knowledgeable?"
Late last year I posted information about a new HD-DVD decryption utility that was released which was capable of decrypting a AACS (Advanced Access Content System) protected HD-DVD discs as long as title keys were available. Many were skeptical. Some pointed to the technical problems of extracting title keys. Some thought that the MPAA would crack down hard on this. Now, less than a month on and several fully-featured HD-DVD movies are available for download and title keys are available for about a third of all HD-DVDs currently for sale. It's time to declare the system in tatters.
In this installment of my MacBook Pro Experience I'm going to be covering some of the basic skills and knowledge I’ve discovered that someone making the switch from Windows to Mac really needs to carry out basic functions within the Mac OS X environment.
It's day six of my MacBook Pro experience (or should that be experiment?) and today I'm going to talk more about the actual Mac hardware.It's nearly a week into the MacBook experience and since I've now had the opportunity to handle the MacBook Pro quite a bit and use the various features that it offers I think I'm ready to offer some comment on them.
Apple is planning to allow owners of Macs equipped with 802.11n WiFi adaptors to take advantage of this new technology - but rumors are circulating that Apple will charge for this update.
It's day 5 of my MacBook experience - time to see if I can get Windows XP and Windows Vista running on that sucker!