The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Zune Hacked! How To Bypass The Zune's WiFi Sharing DRM

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 25, 2006

We knew it would be done sooner or later, and now that we have the mod to use your Zune as a portable hard drive, a method to bypass the Zune's WiFi sharing DRM is finally here.

First, you need to enable hard drive mode using the instructions we posted before.
Then, rename whatever files—MP3s, movies, programs—to have the
extension “.jpg” in order to fool the Zune into thinking its an image.
This hack works because Zune doesn't apply DRM to images!

Then what?

Now, take your Zune and send the folder
containing these files to your buddy along with a real photo. If you
only send a fake photo, an error is thrown. The last step is to have
your friend sync the Zune with their computer, open the “containing
folder” where the files were downloaded, and rename the files back to
their correct extension.

We tried doing this before with just the Zune software, without the
storage hack, and Zune threw an error because it resizes the images
down in order to conserve space, and our file wasn't a real image.

Transferring Movie, .zip and .pdf files with 3 tutorials. [Zune Scene]

From Gizmoto.

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