Apple’s AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Hackers Rejoice

Apple just got some new unwanted press for its AirPlay technology today — a technology the company hopes to license to third-party software and hardware developers. A hacker has reverse engineered an AirPort Express to gain access to its AirPlay key that allows it to stream music from iTunes to AirPlay compatible devices. [via]

To clarify (credit):

Previously you could do this [with earlier AirPlay hacks]:
iTunes — stream to –> Apple Airport Express
3rd party software — stream to –> Apple Airport Express

Now you can do this:
iTunes — stream to –> 3rd party software/hardware

If you’re interested in trying out the key for one of your projects, download SharePoint to access the key or find it on VideoLAN’s mailing list.

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