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(From SinoCast China IT Watch)
SHENZHEN, January 05, 2007, SinoCast -- The movie industry may rue the day it challenged hackers to break its new encryption system for high-def DVDs, claiming it was bulletproof. The day after Christmas, a hacker known only as Muslix64 posted a hack to a Doom 9 forum that appears to shoot holes in their claim.
The hack consists of a program, BackupHDDVD, and a set of encryption keys that would allow users to decrypt, and thus copy, high-definition movies protected by the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), such as Full Metal Jacket, The Last Samurai, and The Fugitive.
An executive from Sony China said on January 3 …