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Is Nagravision 3 hacked?
YES, but not fully. Some boxes are able to view some channels encrypted using Nagravision 3 through a technique called “card sharing” whereby the encryption status of an existing paid subscriber card is disseminated to other receivers through the use of a networked connection. Many hackers in the underground FTA testing community are working hard to further crack this security implementation as they have done in the recent past with Nagravision 2. Current underground projects are limited to channels which can be subscribed to. Channels that are not available for subscription such as Special Events and Pay-Per-View programming have so far remained unavailable.
Claims have recently been made that Nagravision 3 is hacked in Europe, where it has been in use for some time. These claims have so far not been proven to work or have any chance of working in North America. Several boxes now proven capable of using some variant of the card sharing method include, the Nfusion, Dreambox and now the Neosat IPro 2000.
Is Bell ExpressVU using Nagravision 3?
YES. Undergound hackers for the most part are no longer able to view Bell ExpressVU programming, with the exceptions of hackers using IKS, which only gains access to subscription based programming. Only 1 manufactured FTA receiver is so far able to make use of this new technology to circumvent Nagravision 3 on the Bell ExpressVU provider network.
Is Dish Network using Nagravision 3?
YES. All subscribers to Dish Network have been informed that they will need to this website upgrade their conditional access cards with new purple Nagravision 3 version cards. Dish Network as of Decemeber 17th have begun testing Nagravision 3 on some channels and are expected to migrate completely to Nagravision 3 in the very near furture.
When will Dish Network begin using Nagravision 3?
On December 17th, 2008 it was noted by many in the underground testing community that several channels had been at least temporarily switched over to Nagravision 3 encryption. This no doubt signals that EchosStar is getting ready to begin the implementation of Nagravision 3 on Dish Network channels. It is likely that international, sports, pay-per-view and special event programming content will be the first to begin making use of Nagravision 3 to prevent any mishaps with regular subscribed content. Once the transition is successful, other channels will quickly migrate to Nagravision 3. Cahrlie Egren, the founder of Echostar stated in a conference call in December 2008 that he expected N3 to be active on International and HD programming within the first quarter of 2009, but did not expect a complete switchover to Nagravision 3 on all Dish Network channels until the end of the third quarter in 2009.
Will my FTA receiver be able to get Nagarvision 3 channels?
If you are using a legit box that includes native support for Nagravision 3 conditional access modules, and you pay for a subscription, you should be able to contine using your current receiver.
However, if you are using a FTA satellite receiver to “steal” Nagravision 3 programming content, you may definitely be impacted. Initially, it appears that only boxes capable of an Internet connectivity using IKS software will be able to use a variant the current technique adopted for Nfusionfor receiveers. While many claims have been made from various set top box manufacturers, the final word has not even begun to be written as it pertains to older boxes and Nagravision 3.Some STB manufacturers have actually announce that add-on hardware will be made available to some boxes, making them capable of updates over the net, which would give them the ability to use IKS. If you are considering the purchase of a box right now, many suggest waiting to see what happens over the next few months, or you may be wasting your money.
How long will we have to wait for a Nagravision 3 fix?
No one knows how long it will take before the masses are able to break the Nagravision 3 code, or if it will ever be fully hacked. We will monitor developments and announce any new findings here. In the meantime, record a good number of movies and shows in advance, because it may be a long time before you will be able to watch pirated satellite signals.
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