‘DVD Jon’ reopens iTunes back door | CNET News.com
A group of underground programmers has posted code online they say will reopen a back door in Apple Computer’s iTunes store, allowing Linux computer users to purchase music free of copy protection.
The release comes just a day after Apple blocked a previous version of the program, called PyMusique, in part by requiring all iTunes customers to use the latest version of Apple’s software.
In a blog posting, Norwegian programmer Jon Johansen, who was previously responsible for releasing software used to copy DVDs online, said he had been successful at reverse engineering the latest iTunes encryption.
Cody Brocious, a Pennsylvania high school student working with Johansen, said they saw the project as “necessary for the Linux community,” despite Apple’s opposition.