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Newbie question: C*nax hacked?

My Satellite Setup
Unknown (as of now)
Hello all!

I have been lurking around in these really good forums, and this is indeed the best satellite forum ive found :)

However, i got me self a digital satellite system for a week ago (TeknoSat + Canal Digital Dish and universal lnb)

My receiver is not authorized by Canal Digital, so i have been looking around to see if c*nax has been hacked or not. This sound more simple than it is i guess hehe..

I have read that many of you guys says that c*nax has NOT been broken, but here in the same forum, people are talking about opening cards, and theres alot of websites where c*nax hex files are available for download?

I hope some of you great guys can clarify all this for me :)

Best regards
Kaare Mai

Burnham Beech

Specialist Contributor
Nordic conax was hacked up until 25 Jan 2005. Then a new key was introduced which no one knows.

There were four Norway channels which used an old key for another month, but even these have gone now.


Retired Moderator
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
My Location
The C*nax encryption system itself is still quite secure. AFAIK, the current incarnation has never been 'hacked' but master keys have been leaked and ripped from old-style official cards. Those dodgy cards have now been replaced (why they didn't do it earlier I don't understand), and the source of the leaked keys has been plugged, so we're just waiting for the next breach of security (whatever that happens to be). :)