Windows Media DRM cracked… again!

A year ago, an application called FairUse4WM came into the wonderful world that is the Internet. This nice but evil piece of software had the ability to crack the DRM keys contained within Windows Media files.

After its release, the folks at Microsoft hurried up and fixed their DRM system so that FairUse4WM could not pass by Microsoft’s media protection mechanism. While doing this, they also tried to track the author of the software and bring him to justice. Unfortunately (Or fortunately, depending on your perspective), Microsoft wasn’t able to find him, so they decided to drop the case and leave things as they were.

Now, just a few days ago, a hacker/hacker group named Divine Tao released an update to FairUse4WM on the Doom9 forum. This more sophisticated version of the original trouble-making program allows the software to crack the updated Windows Media DRM system.

FairUse4WM 1.3Fix-2 will not only allow you to retrieve individual keys kept inside IBX components, but will even fix a bug that causes windows media files to corrupt video playback.

I imagine it won’t be very long until Microsoft fixes their DRM system once again and attempts to take legal action against the software’s unknown author. Let’s wait and see what happens.