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iTunes 4.5 cracked in less than 24 hours

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, April 29, 2004
News Categories: iTunes

SlashDot reports that in less than 24 hours someone in Australia has cracked the new authentication algorithm in iTunes 4.5. “iTunes 4.5 uses a new authentication algorithm. However, not even 24 hours after I downloaded it, and that includes a little sleep and lots of uni time,  I’ve broken it. Hah. Anyhow, libopendaap 0.2.0 and tunesbrowser 0.1.4 are now available.”

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0x/n3D 169%!!!!!!!!!

Posted by . on April 29, 2004 at 9:05 AM (PDT)


Has anyone tried it yet to see if it works and how well it works?
Is anyone willing to be the first daredevil to try it?

Posted by iPodite on April 29, 2004 at 9:08 AM (PDT)


Er, daap doesn’t have anything to do with the Music Store, or protected AACs.

All this does- if it works, and I haven’t tried it yet, but I had compilation problems with the previous version- is let you connect to a local iTunes 4.5 “shared library” with a Linux client. In theory, you could connect to a shared library over the Internet, but since nobody publishes lists of servers any more, what’s the point?

Even if you can connect to a server, you can’t stream (or download- there’s nothing to stop that, I suppose) protected AACs.

Posted by Paul Mison on April 29, 2004 at 9:50 AM (PDT)



lol jobs just got a job done on him hahahha

Posted by HAHAHAH on April 29, 2004 at 9:58 AM (PDT)


BFD.  Losers will be losers.

Posted by The Raven in USA on April 29, 2004 at 10:23 AM (PDT)


No surprises. All DRM is crap.
Software is software. In the softwarew orld if there is a will there is a way. Nothing Jobs and Co comes out with will be uncrackable as long as the service is popular enough to actually be a target. Jobs probably doesn’t realize this because no one really focuses on Mac’s. Because no one really cares.

Posted by worldturns on April 29, 2004 at 10:41 AM (PDT)


Jobs probably doesn’t realize this

Ah, right.

Posted by matthew on April 29, 2004 at 10:44 AM (PDT)



Posted by ... on April 29, 2004 at 11:01 AM (PDT)


only 24 hours?

crackers are getting lazy!!!

or maybe cuz its Apple… prolly cuz its apple.

good job

Posted by Stasyna on April 29, 2004 at 11:27 AM (PDT)


Such intelligent commentary.


1. Nobody cares about Macs.
2. Therefore nobody cares about iTunes.
3. Therefore somebody figured out how to fake the new iTunes authentication.
4. Therefore Steve Jobs makes bad products.
5. Therefore nobody cares about Macs?

I’m guessing about that last part… makes a tidy loop.

Posted by Nagromme on April 29, 2004 at 12:04 PM (PDT)


Wow way to go, I was gonna share my extensive brilliant music collection on my Uni network, now I’m not because I don’t want people stealing my music.

Posted by Tom on April 29, 2004 at 12:05 PM (PDT)


This is great!

Posted by Rasmus on April 29, 2004 at 1:11 PM (PDT)


Well… realize that iTunes is not just for Macs. Its also for windows, and it is in the fact that its for both platforms that its significant.

It is the only application I know that does seamless sharing between macs and pc’s. Even if nobody cares about macs, iTunes is still significant elsewhere.

Posted by Sraphim on April 29, 2004 at 1:57 PM (PDT)


Big deal and who cares (exept maybe Linex users). Really, this accomplishes nothing you can’t do by simply copying your music files to another computer. It doesn’t go outside your network and it doesn’t decode DRM AAC files. It is certainly nothing worth the level of self-congratulatory bragging the hacker seems to effuse. And certainly not worthy of all the attention the media is giving it. It reminds me of the utter joy anti-Mac folks had a few weeks back in the “discovery” of the first OS X virus (which wasn’t even a virus and was a really lame trojan horse at best).

Posted by Joe on April 29, 2004 at 1:58 PM (PDT)


stfu you’re all idiots.

“own3d jobs got 0wn3d!!”

Posted by stfu on April 29, 2004 at 2:19 PM (PDT)


After all you kiddies figure out the leetest way to type ‘owned,’ maybe you’ll do a little reading and realize that this isn’t a crack of Apple’s DRM.

What a bunch of tools.

Posted by Chimpee on April 29, 2004 at 2:47 PM (PDT)


“Well… realize that iTunes is not just for Macs. Its also for windows, and it is in the fact that its for both platforms that its significant”

This program is only for Mac…

Posted by Alan Wegrzyn on April 29, 2004 at 4:10 PM (PDT)


what? iTunes runs on both

check the apple webpage, you can download it for window’s too….


Posted by esra in PA on April 29, 2004 at 4:46 PM (PDT)


esra, Allan was talking about the crack apps.
not iTunes.

Posted by Harrison in Melbourne, Australia on April 29, 2004 at 5:13 PM (PDT)


This is exactly why I-Tunes store won’t let you choose the resolution of the files.

Posted by Angry Black Man on April 29, 2004 at 9:22 PM (PDT)

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