Researcher Cracks Google’s Widevine DRM
Earlier this week, British security researcher David Buchanan claimed that he was able to break the L3 protection level of Google’s Widevine digital rights management (DRM) technology.
However, it was noted that the L3 protection level is the lowest and is used only grainy low-quality video and lo-fi audio, as opposed to L2 and L2 protection which carries high-quality video and audio data.
Google’s Widevine is currently being used by providers such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney, and HBO. Almost all hardware platforms and device makers also support it, such as Apple, Samsung, Google, Intel, and LG. Because of this, updating Widevine’s L3 cryptography implementation may be a significantly drawn-out effort for Google.