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Sony Pictures may be feeling a little blue about UHD Blu-ray. The Smurfs 2 just emerged on a torrent site and could have the distinction of being the first pirated UHD Blu-ray film (without the use of screen capturing tools). The Smurfs 2 was uploaded to private torrent trackers UltraHDclub and IPT. The film is tagged “The Smurfs 2 (2013) 2160p UHD Blu-ray HEVC Atmos 7.1-THRONE” and UltraHDclub boasted that it had the “First Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc in the NET!”Pirated ultra-high-definition content is often difficult to find on the internet due to their large file sizes and protection via AACS 2.0 encryption. The film’s tag suggests that someone has broken the AACS 2.0 encryption, however, this... Read more...
You might want to think twice before sharing pirated material through Google Drive. It was recently confirmed that Google Drive warns users when the material they are sharing might violate its terms of service. Previous statements from Google representatives have confirmed that the corporation likely uses hash matching to detect pirated material. What is a hash matching? Hashing transforms a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key that represents the original string. Hashing is also used in many encryption algorithms. A hash match is when a SQL Server hashes the columns involved in an aggregation or a join in order to match the columns either to each other or... Read more...