DRM protection technology does have its places, and we’ve already lived with the fact that we can’t really share our MP3′s among all the devices we want to. But DRM on e-readers such as Kindle has always boggled us — why can’t we buy e-books and read them on other devices?
About a year ago, some hackers cracked the Kindle and allowed the exporting of purchased e-books into PDF format, which allows them to be viewed in any device that supports it. Apparently Amazon has yet to address the security hole, and it’s taken so much time to do so that Israeli hacker Labba and some other hackers found yet another workaround just recently.
Labba originally posted a challenge in a forum and, aided with other hackers, broke the Kindle’s DRM protection yet again. Labba mentions that should Amazon decide to release a security patch to address this hack, they are confident that they’ll still be able to crack it again — pretty much like how Apple’s iPhone gets jailbroken after every single update patch.
But if you’d like to avoid all that hassle, you can just buy real books…
Via: Boy Genius Report