Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Google Video Lock Hacked in < 24hrs

'DVD Jon' Breaks Google Video Lock - Yahoo! News:

"Norwegian hacker Jon Lech Johansen has cracked the lock on Google's new in-browser video player.

Johansen, also known as 'DVD Jon' for his work on decrypting DVD security codes, has created a patch for the Google Video Viewer—less than 24 hours after the search giant shipped the video playback plug-in, a tool based on the open-source VideoLAN media player."

It's questionable whether you could call this feat an actual hack, as the code is basically already out there as open source...however let's not rain on the guys parade.


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