“A developer has cracked Apple’s private key for the AirPlay wireless audio streaming protocol, opening the door for computers and other devices to integrate with AirPlay in ways that were not previously possible,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.
“The AirPlay key was reverse-engineered by developer James Laird, who has published the information in an open-source emulator dubbed ShairPort,” Lane reports. “The tool, first discovered by MacRumors, can allow devices to receive AirPlay streaming content using Apple’s native integrated capabilities in iTunes and iOS devices.”
Lane reports, “Laird took apart an AirPort Express and reverse engineered the AirPlay keys out of the device’s read-only memory chip… ShairPort could be used to accept and play a wireless stream on a Mac, PC, or other hardware.”
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