Wednesday, October 25, 2006

iTunes Protection Code Cracked

iTunes has suffered a blow today after the code that prevents music downloaded from their online store being played on any portable MP3 player other than their own iPod, has been cracked.

Hacker Jon Lech Johansen claims to have "reverse engineered" the iTunes FairPlay system. Speaking about the situation, Johansen says that he plans to license the code to other manufacturers of portable MP3 players via his own company, DoubleTwist.

Speaking on behalf of DoubleTwist, managing director Monique Farantzos has said: "There's a certain amount of trouble that Apple can give us, but not enough to stop this." More Here...

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