Archive for November, 2011

Blue-Ray and lack of copy protection!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

So Blue-Ray has now been hacked,  but you will need a bit of hardware to do it. A few PHD students in Germany have managed to put a few chips together for about €200 and you can now get past the copy protection using a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack to crack the copy protection system used by HDMI ports with relatively little effort.

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Maps and freedom

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

With google now charging for maps (–thousands-sites-apps-hit-fees.html), it might be prime time for an opensource alternative to exist and openstreet map should now fill the void for the bigger sites, OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like us. It allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. Its seems to be a lot cheaper then €4 per 1000 thousand views once you go past 25000 map views on your site!