Windows Media DRM cracked again

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 17 2007 @ 01:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Techpowerup reports the Microsoft Windows Media DRM has been cracked once more:
ia an update of the Individualized Blackbox component (IBX), FairUse4WM can now remove DRM for Microsoft IBX versions 11.0.6000.6324 and earlier, on both XP and Vista. This is another drawback for Microsoft since for the past year hackers have managed to defeat DRM in more than one occasion.

This release was first announced on Doom9 forums where a user nicknamed 'Divine Tao' managed to update FairUse4WM to support new keys (v1.3 Fix2). In any case so far 'Divine Tao' does not seem to be working with the same hacker(s) who broke the Windows Media DRM code a year ago, as the user says that he could not access the FairUse4WM source code.

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