Blu-ray Wes Novack on 21 Jan 2007

Blu-ray rips coming soon to a Torrent tracker near you

[lordofwar image]muslix64, the person responsible for creating the BackupHDDVD tool, recently announced that it is now possible to successfully rip and decrypt Blu-ray (BD-ROM) Disc movies. He was able to decrypt and play a Blu-ray media file using the VideoLan player without using any Blu-ray equipment at all! The first Blu-ray “victim” appears to have been the movie “Lord of War”, a Lion’s Gate Film.

A fellow Doom9 forum member (Janvitos) assisted by providing the Blu-ray files along with a memory dump. The memory dump was obtained from a Blu-ray Disc software player (such as WinDVD or PowerDVD) and is used to obtain the keys needed to decrypt and playback the Blu-ray media files. In a nutshell, muslix64 uses a powerful crypto attack to analyze the memory dump data in order to obtain the necessary decryption keys required for Blu-ray media file playback. The Blu-ray and HD DVD software playback programs hold the encryption keys in plain text in system memory. Because of this, it is possible to look for patterns and discover the keys. For the nitty gritty details, head on over to the Doom9.org thread.

As of this post, there does not appear to be any Blu-ray rips on the PirateBay torrent tracker, one of the world’s largest BitTorrent tracking websites.

4 Responses to “Blu-ray rips coming soon to a Torrent tracker near you”

  1. on 22 Jan 2007 at 5:33 AM 1.Dave said …

    I dont think so. They have yet to break the BD+ protection.

    Also no releases are out while for hd dvd there are all over the torrents!

  2. on 22 Jan 2007 at 10:01 AM 2.Wesley Novack said …

    BD+ has not yet been implemented.

  3. on 23 Jan 2007 at 2:03 AM 3.BackupBluray rip utility released » WesleyTech.com -> HD DVD, Blu-ray, CD info and more said …

    […] The first Blu-ray Disc movie to fall victim to a backup and decryption appears to have been Lord Of War, from Lion’s Gate Films. After receiving BD-ROM video files and a memory dump, muslix64 was able to successfully decrypt the content. A powerful crypto attack was used to analyze the memory dump obtained from a Blu-ray Disc software player (such as WinDVD or PowerDVD). The crypto attack helped to identify the encryption keys that are needed for decrypting the video files. After the initial experiment was a success, muslix64 released the alpha version of BackupBluray. Soon thereafter, another Doom9 forum user reported a successful Blu-ray disc backup. […]

  4. on 30 Jan 2007 at 8:13 PM 4.Blu-ray Disc courtesy of BitTorrent » WesleyTech.com: HD DVD, Blu-ray, CD info and more said …

    […] HDTVBlogger is reporting that the first full Blu-ray Disc rip released as a torrent has just appeared on HDBits.org, a private torrent tracking website. The first Blu-ray rip “victim” to make an appearance is Ice Age 2: Meltdown, with a massive 22GB file size. With the release of the BackupBluray utility, we knew it was just a matter of time before Blu-ray rips started to appear on torrent trackers. The prediction has now come true, Blu-ray rips are now being seeded right along side HD DVD rips. I expect that more and more Blu-ray rips will soon make their way on to a variety of torrent trackers, both private and public. […]

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