Blu-Ray Content Vulnerable
Just over a decade ago, the CSS (Content Scrambling System) was broken by programmer Jon Lech Johansen with the release of DeCSS. It caused a huge ruckus within the media industry since their DVDs were subject to quick and easy digital copying leading to all sorts of shenanigans between lawyers and information-is-free types. Queue up the next round of MPAA versus the Internet litigation battles. A key generation algorithm and master key were released to the Internet days ago for breaking the content encryption algorithm for HDMI. Confirmed by Intel, although Blu-Ray content is still unbroken, the HDCP data stream between the player and the television can be decrypted by third party devices allowing pirates to rip all the HD content they desire.