Security researcher cracks Google's Widevine DRM (L3 only)


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Widevine hack is clever, but it won't spur any waves of Netflix piracy any time soon.
 
January 3rd 2019, By Catalin Cimpanu
 
A British security researcher has cracked the L3 protection level of Google's Widevine digital rights management (DRM) technology. The hack can allow the researcher to decrypt content transferred via DRM-protected multimedia streams.
 While "cracking Google's DRM" sounds very cool, the hack isn't likely to fuel a massive piracy wave. The reason is that the hack works only against Widevine L3 streams, and not L2 and L1, which are the ones that carry high-quality audio and video data.
 
Any user who cracks a Widevine L3 stream would only gain access to grainy low-quality video and lo-fi audio.
 
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Always hated this because those that need to use custom ROMs and use root can't use netflix. Major reason I ended my sub with them. I need to use adblockers to keep data usage down and battery drain down.

Widevine makes it so these devs can cut off access and a lot of them are doing it, and services that do won't get mine or a lot of people's money.

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