The Register: SDMI was cracked, and is doomed: count on it
Oct 19, 2000, 07:53 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Has SDMI been cracked? Last week Salon claimed that the 'Hack
SDMI' challenge had resulted in an embarrassingly complete
whitewash for the digital music protection system. This was
followed up swiftly by a denunciation of the Salon story by SDMI
executive director Leonardo Chiariglione, speaking exclusively and
expletively to Inside."
"So a stand-off on the hack-off? Perhaps - but there are
pointers in both the Salon story and the Inside riposte that
suggest that SDMI probably has egg on its face."
"The Salon story as a whole however provides one of the two
main indicators that SDMI's efforts may all be toast - it has too
much detail in it for it to be plausible that someone, somewhere
had just made the claims up."