[cryptography] Fwd: The Magic Inside Bunnie’s New NeTV « root labs rdist

David Koontz david_koontz at xtra.co.nz
Wed Sep 14 04:28:45 EDT 2011



http://rdist.root.org/2011/09/13/the-magic-inside-bunnies-new-netv/

A year ago, what was probably the most important Pastebin posting ever was released by an anonymous hacker. The HDCP master key gave the ability for anyone to derive the keys protecting the link between DVD players and TVs. There was no possibility of revocation. The only remaining question was, “who would be the first to deploy this key in an HDCP stripper?”

Last week, the HDCP master key was silently deployed, but surprisingly, not in a stripper or other circumvention device. Instead, it’s enabling a useful new system called the Chumby NeTV. It was created by Bunnie Huang, who is known for inventing the Chumby and hacking the Xbox. He’s driving down the cost of TV-connected hardware with a very innovative approach.

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