Blu-ray players rooted by security researcher – discs can be abused to attack computers

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We’ve just posted the following news: Blu-ray players rooted by security researcher – discs can be abused to attack computers[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/12/ToshibaBluRayPlayer.jpg[/newsimage]

A security researcher has recently demonstrated an attack on Windows computers and Blu-ray players using a malicious Blu-ray disc.

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#2

This was bound to happen sooner or later.

Personally, I’ve been disabling AutoPlay ever since it was first introduced. It is annoying and has always been fundamentally insecure. Unfortunately many discs still ‘AutoPlay’ when you click on the drive manually.


#3

I wonder if rooting hardware players will also allow other hacks, like disabling “technologies” we would love to disable, while the Hollywood studios would like us to have them enabled :wink:

Will this rooting allow such kind of hacks?


#4

That’s certainly an interesting one and I’m sure people will start looking at this as a result of these hacks.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#5

[QUOTE=Bakst0ne;2749055]I wonder if rooting hardware players will also allow other hacks, like disabling “technologies” we would love to disable, while the Hollywood studios would like us to have them enabled :wink:

Will this rooting allow such kind of hacks?[/QUOTE]

That will depend on the specific player’s decoder chip, and whether/what certain types of mods are possible via simple code execution.

There’s already a CD available for years that will make some players region free for DVD playback. Other players are known to have firmware hacks available for things like BD region free, ISO mounting and Cinavia detection.

But getting any of that done from a JAVA environment is no small task, and considering the already available firmware hacks, there’s not much reason to.


#6

[QUOTE=Ibex;2749051]This was bound to happen sooner or later.

Personally, I’ve been disabling AutoPlay ever since it was first introduced.[/QUOTE]

Yep, mee too.
It’s just annoying and risky.


#7

[QUOTE=Wombler;2749090]That’s certainly an interesting one and I’m sure people will start looking at this as a result of these hacks.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

Wait I thought that’s what they called Pirated BluRay torrent movies??? I think the Pirates already beat the Studios to it already.