13 February 2007

Things kept-secret are not always the best

When i was in college learning to program, i came across this excellent book on cryptography by Bruce Schiener (Of course). Though i do not recollect the exact lines, the intent of the lines was that, as long as security is kept in a closed environment, it will never ever work. This was for a discussion on whether public key encryption or private key encryption was safer than the other.

Now, DRM has been cracked. Not just cracked in the hacking sense of it, but cracked hollow. A key sequence has been discovered using which you can play every Blu-Ray and HD-DVD ever released in this planet! Boing Boing has a write up of it Here. I particularly like their rail-road analogy !


Tags: ,

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:44 PM


Post a Comment

« Home