Has HDCP, the HDMI content protection system, been hacked?

According to a posting on Twitter by ‘Intel Global PR’, HDCP copy protection has been hacked. HDCP is used to protect data being conveyed between digital devices via HDMI cabling and was partly developed by Intel. The benefits of hacking HDCP are a little unclear as the video signal on HDMI is uncompressed and therefore runs at a very high bitrate – not easy to store or re-compress on consumer equipment.

There is as yet no confirmation of this exploit.

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