Microsoft e-book security in doubt

    Date03 Sep 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3119
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The encryption protection that stops the copying of e-books stored in Microsoft Reader formats has been broken by an anonymous programmer, according to MIT's Technology Review. Microsoft Reader is the software that enables people to read e-books. It is free and . . . The encryption protection that stops the copying of e-books stored in Microsoft Reader formats has been broken by an anonymous programmer, according to MIT's Technology Review. Microsoft Reader is the software that enables people to read e-books. It is free and has been downloaded by more than a million people since its launch one year ago. The software supports five levels of security, although only three are implemented in the product. Level one, which is basically an open, unencrypted file that anyone can read and modify, and level four, which uses simple password protection, are not implemented.
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