iTunes DRM cracked?

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Wow, that journalist doesn't like Apple at all, does he?

Ironic how we're the "fanboys" though :rolleyes:
 

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Nick Farrell said:
It is also proof that hackers can bring down Apple's stuff if it is economically significant, it is just that Windows generally is a better target.
How so?

Apple dominates the MP3 player and download market - how does that make Windows a better 'target' for this type of software?

Don't get me wrong, I'd be happy to be able to rip my tracks to MP3 without having to burn to a CD, and then re-import again - but why do people insist on making Windows out to be the 'best' and the 'better target' when its Apple leading the way in both markets - MP3 hardware and Music and Video Downloads.
 

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Josh, he's basically repeating the theory that if there were more OSX users it would have the same virus problems Windows has, just doing it in a roundabout way.
 

iMeowbot

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Wow, that journalist doesn't like Apple at all, does he?
He does it for the hate mail.

It's been over a year since Apple last broke hymn, hasn't it? That should have given them plenty of time to think up new tricks.
 

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I know the guy who wrote this article is have a go at Apple 'fanboys' but the fact still remains that iTunes has been cracked. Steve needs to get his PR machine out to please all the music executives.
 

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R.Youden said:
I know the guy who wrote this article is have a go at Apple 'fanboys' but the fact still remains that iTunes has been cracked. Steve needs to get his PR machine out to please all the music executives.
I just resent the implication that Mac users were all laughing because the WMA DRM was cracked, when in reality why should we give a toss? It's not like any of us have WMA music collections, considering Microsoft have never released the DRM for us.

Maybe the author only ever reads MDN, but that's hardly representative of Mac users as a whole.
 

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Arstechnica (i think) has a better article about this, the inquirer writer needs to go back to school, he insunuates a few things but not really sucesfully so... :rolleyes:

Either way Im sure there will be a new version of iTunes that fixes the crack soon.
 

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Lollypop said:
Arstechnica (i think) has a better article about this, the inquirer writer needs to go back to school, he insunuates a few things but not really sucesfully so... :rolleyes:

Either way Im sure there will be a new version of iTunes that fixes the crack soon.
What about the billion or so songs already sold?
 

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R.Youden said:
What about the billion or so songs already sold?
It's not about the songs themselves, but the way iTunes decrypts/decodes that got cracked. So, if you patch up iTunes and require the newest version to play aac-protected files, then you've solved the current problem.
 

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iTMS has been around since 2002 (?), and have sold 1,000,000,000+ songs, and they finally find a software way to crack the DRM.

Vista Beta was out for a few weeks and viruses were written for it.
 

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Scarlet Fever said:
iTMS has been around since 2002 (?), and have sold 1,000,000,000+ songs, and they finally find a software way to crack the DRM.
It's been cracked before on at least two occasions, but Apple patched the holes.

Then of course there's the PyMusique client for Linux, which strips the DRM out of the songs entirely.