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

January 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

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.

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