Lithium is an alkali metal, and therefore highly reactive when introduced to water, quickly turning into hydrogen gas and lithium hydroxide. If the barrier between battery and the outside failed, fire is a likely outcome.
They're employing encryption techniques in a field it wasn't suited to address. PKI is meant to be used to allow a user to authenticate that the content on the disc came from a trusted source. It fails when you try to forcefully disallow reading content from a disc if the source (in the case of DVDs, the player. in the case of an XBox, the disc) isn't trusted. This can generally be circumvented by a nerd with a soldering iron.
Hollywood is spending millions on making it more difficult to emulate an authenticated player, but it's fundamentally futile. You only need to circumvent the authentication once. From then on, you can release software that can do it for anyone that wants it, as long as there's a player on the market that gives you software access to the encrypted content.
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Ok I admit it, I have been lazy recently.
Not much had happened in the WRT scene in a while.
OpenWRT now has a great Web-Interface, DD-WRT got better on a daily basis while Sveasofts lost all its developers except James and the quality of their firmware releases declined even more.
The new version of Freeman (1.04) is now available for download!
Last time Sveasoft apparently had unintentionally released an unprotected binary on which Freeman 1.02 was based. This time Sveasoft didn't make the same mistake, the MAC protection had to be hacked and removed.
Kudos to the people responsible for that!
It was bound to happen. After pissing of the entire open source community with their scam, it was only a matter of time until Sveasoft's latest baby - Talisman - would be hacked and made public.
Sorry for not updating this journal in a while. On April 21st, Sveasoft decided to drop work on Alchemy and release it to the public as it is. It is called final and it should be somewhat stable.
Also, after not releasing any source code to the subscribers for 5 months, they finally made the Alchemy sources available.
Both files will appear on the mirrors shortly.
thanks to two fellow suppliers I had the chance to make a tag-free version of Alchemy pre7a. You may notice the name change, apparently Sveasoft decided that having seven release candidates durin a feature freeze is a little embarassing.
This version, as always, has been tested before release. Please read the included text files for further information, post questions or comments in this forum thread