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Can't vouch for hundreds, but I got hit with a trojan last year that installed a keylogger. Happily, the person who got my passwords was an idiot, and actually apologized to me when I tracked him down and sent him his own IP address. Long story short, though, Mac users shouldn't be too cavalier about malware; I got hit despite being pretty knowledgeable and careful about where I go on the web.

Submission + - New AACS Processing Key Discovered

An anonymous reader writes: The movie studios recently released new HD-DVDs that can no longer be circumvented using the infamous 09 F9... AACS processing key that floated around the Net last month, but today a new key has surfaced. Like hundreds of other readers of Freedom-To-Tinker's "Own Your Own Integer" story, someone named BtCB posted his "randomly generated" number in the comments, asking, "What are the odds that this is the new processing key?" As it turns out, BtCB's key was not so random, and, a week after he posted it, the hackers over at doom9 realized that it really is the new processing key. With this kind of hacker "luck," it doesn't look like AACS will last for long.

Submission + - DRM Free iTunes Plus Launches Today

macs4all writes: MacNN is reporting that following the early morning release of iTunes 7.2, Apple on Wednesday launched iTunes Plus, which brings support for new DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for higher audio quality. The new higher-quality, DRM-free songs are available immediately for $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus currently includes EMI's digital catalog of outstanding recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joss Stone, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane and more than a dozen of Paul McCartney's classic albums available on iTunes for the first time.
Media (Apple)

Submission + - Apple embeds account info in DRM-free music

Cardiff writes: Apple may have removed the DRM but they didn't remove tracking information from DRM-free music. With embedded account names and email information, which can be viewed only by searching the files for strings, Apple (or a record label) could easily determine the origin of a file shared on P2P. Ars speculates that Apple wants to keep an eye on casual file trading among friends.
Media (Apple)

Submission + - Apple Finally Opens iTunes Plus, iTunes U

jwisser writes: "Apple has finally started selling higher-quality, DRM-less music in a new service called iTunes Plus. The selection is currently limited, but as more small labels sign up for the service, the offerings will hopefully increase. iTunes has also opened iTunes U to the general public, enabling everyone running iTunes to download lectures from schools like Stanford and Berkeley. iTunes Plus requires the new iTunes 7.2 to use. Non-iTunes links to Apple's press releases are here (iTunes Plus) and here (iTunes U)."

Submission + - AACS Vows to Fight Bloggers

Jonas Wisser writes: "The BBC is carrying the story that AACS has promised to take action against those who have posted the AACS crack online. Michael Ayers, chairperson of AACS, noted that the cracked key has now been revoked, and went on to say, 'Some people clearly think it's a First Amendment issue. There is no intent from us to interfere with people's right to discuss copy protection. We respect free speech.' The AACS website tells consumers how they can 'continue to enjoy content protected by AACS' by 'refreshing the encryption keys associated with their HD DVD and Blu-ray software players.'"

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