A USB FORUM has come up with a wizard wheeze to make sure that your computer does not carry pirated HD video content.
The USB Implementer's Forum is developing a cable that will not carry high-definition video data unless it has been given the nod by some sort of DRM program.
According to EETimes, the forum is trying to develop a flavour of USB that includes High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). This proprietary technology was developed by Intel to control Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), or Unified Display Interface (UDI) connection content.
Although the plan is that data is compressed as it goes down the wire, HDCP also allowed for it to be encrypted. So for hackers to get around the technology they have to come up with a method of mimicking the encryption or making the two devices think that they are running with legitimate cables. µ
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