The encryption algorithm used in Apple AirPlay was successfully hacked by American security experts. The AirPlay technology is used for broadcasting multimedia content to Apple’s mobile devices.
To date, the encryption key of this algorithm has been used for peaceful purposes only: it was used to enable broadcasting to non-Apple devices, including those based on Windows. The experts used an Apple AirPort Express Wi-Fi station to hack the algorithm.
Thanks to this hack already dubbed ShairPort, users can now stream music from their iTunes libraries to other Wi-Fi enabled computers and devices.