Utility cracks Microsoft DRM

by admin July 16, 2007 at 6:55 pm

The digital rights management on Windows Media Player has been cracked again by a utility that first appeared almost a year ago.

FairUse4WM first appeared in August 2006 on the Doom9 encoding forum, as a tool to strip the DRM from music files designed to play in Windows Media Player. A patch pushed out by Microsoft to fix Windows Media Player’s security flaw was subsequently cracked again by the originator of FairUse4WM, who identified him or herself only by the name “Viodentia”. As a result, some providers had to shut down their Windows Media Player-utilising services, a prime example being Sky and its movie download service.

Full story: ZDNet UK