August 14, 2001

Video crypto standard cracked?

Author: JT Smith

SecurityFocus: "A Dutch cryptographer who claims to have broken Intel Corp.'s
encryption system for digital video says he will not publish his results because he fears being
prosecuted or sued under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Niels Ferguson announced last weekend that he has successfully defeated the High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection (HDCP) specification, an encryption and authentication system for the
DVI interface used to connect digital cameras, high-definition televisions, cable boxes and video
disks players."

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