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Zune DRM Cracked 232

An anonymous reader noted that Zune Scene is reporting that the Zune DRM has been cracked with software now available that strips the DRM from Zune Marketplace tracks and those shared with WiFi.
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Zune DRM Cracked

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  • Look here. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 15, 2007 @11:08AM (#19867341)
  • Re:At last... (Score:5, Informative)

    by rob_squared ( 821479 ) <{rob} {at} {}> on Sunday July 15, 2007 @11:24AM (#19867505)
    Not to fear, just like PlaysForSure, this will be patched by next week. After all, Microsoft does care about its real customers: Shareholders and Music Industry. []
  • by ( 1081233 ) on Sunday July 15, 2007 @11:26AM (#19867531) Homepage Journal
    Here are the links to the FairUse4WM :

    FileSend []
    zUpload []
    Files-Upload []
    zShare []
    QuickSharing []
    SendSpace []
    ShareBee []

    MD5 hash 0d5eaa7f8010e1293221a320943adb7e
    Via: []
  • Piracy (Score:5, Informative)

    by Dr. Zed ( 222961 ) on Sunday July 15, 2007 @11:31AM (#19867571)
    You miss the point. Because the Zune can network with other Zune, this now means that people have a way to pirate songs over a network.

    Oh, wait. Never mind.
  • by dhazard ( 860108 ) on Sunday July 15, 2007 @12:45PM (#19868231) Homepage
    "the Windows Media Player is HORRIBLE. It mangled all of my music and i had to do all my tags. "
    You can turn this off. Its just as easy as it is in iTunes, which mangles all your music as well by default.
  • by RzUpAnmsCwrds ( 262647 ) on Sunday July 15, 2007 @11:07PM (#19872765)

    If someone was able to make a good Mac virus

    Viruses are no longer common. People who exploit systems today do it for profit. The days of some kid sitting in his room and cracking Windows are over. That kid is either cracking DRM (and there are oh so many targets, from the iPhone to the TiVo) or getting paid to run spam zombies.

    My Linux box encountered some 100,000 dictionary-based SSH attacks per day before I disabled password authentication. Run a packet sniffer on a public network some time. You may be surprised with what you see.

    it is more secure by design than XP

    In some ways, absolutely. Windows XP's "everyone as root" approach sucked, and we all knew that it sucked.

    But time and time again when I look at Macs, I see a system just begging to be exploited. What's to stop a malicious application from modifying one of the system utilities (yes, you can write to them without elevating)? And, considering that the OS doesn't bother to look at signatures before elevating, how do you know that your utilities haven't been tampered with? How do you know that the software you downloaded came from the source you thought it came from?

    Vista has some very, very smart features that make it much more difficult to exploit. IE, for example, runs in a lower-privilege sandbox that can't even write to most of your home directory (just the history/cache directories). Vista checks signatures on executables after they are downloaded and every time they elevate (I can be pretty damn sure that the Firefox updater really did come from Mozilla, and that it hasn't been tampered with). Vista changes firewall settings based on what network you are connected to (and, by default, blocks all incoming connections). It displays elevation dialogs on a separate desktop that doesn't accept input from normal applications. It randomizes the address space to make buffer-overrun attacks more difficult. It can encrypt the entire volume. It supports smartcard based authentication out of the box using Active Directory.

    I'm not claiming that "features" make a secure OS. But there's nothing inherent to Mac OS X that makes it more secure than Vista or Linux.
  • by Liquidrage ( 640463 ) on Monday July 16, 2007 @08:16AM (#19874953)
    Yeah, heaven forbid anyone actually use the device. Or actually be able to describe what's not to like about it IN DETAIL.

    It's a rebranded Toshiba MP3 that is actually a very nice piece of hardware, the software ontop is just fine. The music store isn't a great, but outside of that it'll ignore DRM completely. Meaning like most MP3 players your stuff off of CD or other MP3/AAC(without DRM)/etc just plays no questions asked.
    It's fucking pathetic that people like you and the AC write crap like that because I like something. You guys are ignorant clowns and nothing more.

    Go actually use the device and then write something intelligent for a change.

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