Owch, that's gotta hurt! (26 Jan, 2018)

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Owch, that's gotta hurt! (26 Jan, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:49 am

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How can anyone really complain if they leave their keys in a public place and then find that they've been stolen or cloned?

Even the most powerful DRM or encryption system is only as strong as the weakest link and these days, that link is usually the wetware.

Does DJI have a case? Will they take it further or just accept that they should have read the fine-print?
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Re: Owch, that's gotta hurt! (26 Jan, 2018)

Postby joeseph » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am

situation seems just like leaving your keys in the front door to your house, or in the door of your car - if you get someone wander in & help themselves to your stuff, insurance quite rightly does not cover it.
You haven't been "broken into' and you've failed to take reasonable precautions.
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Re: Owch, that's gotta hurt! (26 Jan, 2018)

Postby Jimmy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:29 pm

Not really. The thing is they have to leave the keys in the front door, by design. If they don't give the users the keys needed to decrypt the media, the media is unplayable, and therefore unsaleable.

They can try to lock the keys down in the hardware/software, and make extracting them difficult. Buy the thing is they need to be in the consumer product. And that means they can be extracted by someone who is sufficiently clever and determined. And there are a lot of smart kiddies who are keen to make an name for themselves, and who are very determined.
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