229w ago - Just two weeks ago a new Firmware Update was released that beat Blu-ray hackers patching DRM cracks.
Today, SlySoft has announced they have defeated Blu-ray's BD+ DRM protection scheme again as follows:
For Immediate Release: SlySoft defeats Blu-ray's BD+ DRM scheme again
Despite some sites reporting that "SlySoft has been beaten", the Antiguan company renowned for promoting Fair Use Rights has effectively defeated BD+ once again and much earlier than expected; the cat and mouse game of DRM has entered the next round.
Although newer BD+ decryption wasn't expected until February 2009, today's AnyDVD HD 126.96.36.199 release decrypts copy protection on all current Blu-ray movies and, in turn, ensures that consumers may continue to backup and enjoy their Blu-ray movie purchases even when using computer monitors that are not HDCP compliant.
In fact, AnyDVD HD remains the only program that can decrypt all commercial Blu-ray releases, and this incredible magic is, as per usual with AnyDVD HD, performed on the fly without requiring users to rip first to their hard drives.
The following is a selection of current Blu-ray releases supported by AnyDVD HD:
232w ago - Microsoft recently released two new patches, one of which fixes a security hole that the company has been trying to plug since 2001. Amazingly, no one exploited the hole during those seven years.
Previous patches had mitigated the problem, so Microsoft rated its severity level as Important, the second-highest rating on the company's four-tier scale.
This bug primarily affects Windows XP (which some 700 million people still use) and Windows 2000. For Windows Vista, the risk is only Moderate, Microsoft's second-lowest rating, and the bug affects a key authentication protocol for a network technology called System Message Block (SMB). Exploiting the security hole would let an attack program capture user or program credentials, granting a successful attacker full control over the compromised PC.
Why did it take so long to fix?
"[In 2001] we said that we could not make changes to address this issue without negatively impacting network-based applications.... For instance, an Outlook 2000 client wouldn't have been able to communicate with an Exchange 2000 server," Christopher Budd, a security program manager at Microsoft's Security Response Center, said in a blog post.
If you don't get patches installed automatically, you can obtain this patch and more info from...