As I follow the threads in Doom9 (which BTW is a great site!) about viodentia and FairUse4WM, it seems that there are sudden bulletin board lurkers (...myself included) hanging around. That's not so strange. What's funny is some folks (who are obvious agents for the dark side) seem to be suddenly posting and baiting viodentia to show his source code.
Whoever is investigating this alleged theft of source code must be a junior code monkey from the dark side. You DO NOT need source code to study software internals. Whoever is asking for the source code or wants the source code should spring out the corporate credit card and buy a copy of DevPartner (formerly SoftIce).
It reminds me of the bumbling investigators HP hired to sniff out the boardroom leaks. At least the dark side can send some competent folks to ferret out viodentia but then again what's the point?
It is my opinion the dark side's DRM implementation has fundamental architectural problems need rebuilding from scratch! Patching is just a hacking challenge. Bottom line, either re-write the current DRM implementation or drop it entirely. Putting out bad software is worse than DRM itself.
The real point is DRM could create a consumer nightmare. As long as there are those who are willing to challenge DRM system and software, the possibility of "bricking" consumer devices looms. It is criminal to knowingly write and distribute software that will break systems and hardware but people do it anyway. Although destructive, bricking devices is the ultimate malicious hack.
This is not a science fiction story. There is a malicious software that goes around bricking Sony PSPs. Imagine bricked iPods and Zunes. It would be the ultimate product recall.
Remember hacking is just time, intent, motive and skill.
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