Blu-ray gets hacked down

Those pesky hackers are at it again, cracking the supposedly rock–solid BD+ anti–piracy system designed to shore up Sony’s Blu-ray h

Those pesky hackers are at it again, cracking the supposedly rock–solid BD+ anti–piracy system designed to shore up Sony’s Blu-ray hi-def discs.

The chaps behind the hack, Slysoft, say their AnyDVD programme will let HD lovers make copies of their flicks so they can back them up. Or, you know, give them to their mates and flog them down the local.

Sony has said in the past that they can relock discs, rendering them useless. Great if you want a collection of overpriced, mirrored drinks coasters.

Slysoft says they can deal with anything Sony throws at them. So far, the Big S hasn’t commented on the hack, but it’s certain that their in–house geeks will be hard at work looking for a cure to this nasty little problem.

Now Blu-ray has won the format war, don’t bet against more hackers coming out of the woodwork with their own versions of Slysoft’s home brew any time soon.

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