Kids these days...

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Kids these days...

Post by heruca » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:47 pm

Here's a snippet of text from a news article I read today:

"Johansen became a hero to hackers at age 15, when he posted software called DeCSS to unlock the Content Scrambling System, or CSS, the film industry used on DVD movies to prevent illegal copying. The act made Johansen, who was then living in Norway, a folk hero among hackers."

I find it amazing that a 15-year-old can hack the best copy-protection Hollywood could come up with to protect their entire industry. That is some freaky genius at work. Just imagine if such intelligence were to be used for good instead of evil.
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Post by aegean » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:47 pm

??? thought he was using it for good ??? :lol:
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Post by riddles » Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:10 pm

aegean wrote:??? thought he was using it for good ??? :lol:
Only if you want to watch DVDs using Linux... :P

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Post by Venger » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:05 pm

makes me wonder what background a 15 year old comes from that gives him access to deep coding techniques and info such as that.
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