A cost analysis of Vista content protection
Posted Dec 25, 2006 12:57 UTC (Mon) by i3839
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Problem is that any key on the PC, wherever it's hidden (driver or kernel) can be quite easily found and modified. I don't see how they can avoid a man in the middle attack with those public/private keys stored in software, not even with TMP hardware.
But for open source it's even easier, as most protection is in place to verify DRM hardware. The hardware can't verify the driver as any private keys need to be in the driver and thus can be recovered. As we only want a functional driver and aren't trying to bypass the DRM, it's probably even legal.
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