Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, AirPort Express Emulator Released

Posted on April 11, 2011 by

A software developer by the name of James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and created an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport.

Previously you could do this:
iTunes — stream to –> Apple Airport Express
3rd party software — stream to –> Apple Airport Express

Now you can do this:
iTunes — stream to –> 3rd party software/hardware

Hardware manufacturers probably won’t use this unauthorized information to create AirPlay compatible products, because they can be an officially licensed AirPlay partner through Apple. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing software coming out that will let you stream AirPlay to another Mac or other device.

Source: Mac Rumors

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