Want to feel the thrill and excitement of breaking cyphers and encryption without having to fear the prospect of spending 10 years of your life behind bars because of people mistaking your challenge needs for insustrial espionnage or software piracy?
You want to prove to the world that, as a single individual, you are a smarter than an army of engineers that designed an encryption algorithm.
You have good knowledge of encryption/scrambling mechanism, digital signatures, and how to break or forge then.
You are confident that nothing is unbreakable and looking for a digital challenge?
You have an inalienable thirst for the freedom of information?
Then look no further: DVD firmwares are what you've been looking for all along!
Firmware patchers seem to be an itch on the manufacturer's side as more and more of them are using encryption techniques to try to prevent us from freeing their
customer from arbitrary contraints.
Here a short list of recent firmwares that are waiting to have some protection algorithm broken:
- Pioneer DVD-119 (scrambling)
- Pioneer DVD-120 (scrambling)
- Sony DRU-500A (scrambling)
Crack the encryption algorithm of these and you will instantly become a hero!
These firmware are available in the download section, and it is a safe bet to say that more will follow.
- Reverse engineering experience required (you might have to split the firmware embedded in an executable)
- Encryption and encryption breaking techniques knowledge is advisable
- Intuition and cunning!