Intel: leaked HDCP master key is real, but it's no big deal

By Emil
Sep 17, 2010
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  1. Intel has confirmed that the recently leaked High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) master key, which permanently unlocks the DRM protocol on Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, and displays with HDMI inputs, is indeed legitimate. "We can use it to generate valid device keys that do interoperate with the HDCP protocol," an Intel spokesperson told CNET.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    Seems like Intel are trying to put a brave face on and play down the leak but behind the brave face, they're crapping themselves a little. They know something like this can be exploited both quickly and effectively.
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I agree with Lurker, sounds like they are pretending its no big deal, while guys in the background are running around yell "oh crap! oh crap!".
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Yeah... very odd how they just came out and admitted it's the key but say it doesn't mean anything. Wonder if Slysoft will release AnyHDCP?

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