DSS Access Card
receiver. Receiverís also have unique identification numbers. Marrying When an access card that has just come hot from the factory
(ie brand new, or "virgin") is activated for programming by DirecTV, the card writes down the receiverís identification number into its memory.
The card then uses this number to prevent it's being moved to different receivers. In essence, the card and receiver have "married" each other.
If you then remove the card and place it into another receiver, you will get an error message, because the access card is married to the first receiver
is was activated inside. Datastream aka Stream, Signal, Satellite Signal) The datastream is just that- a stream of data. It is specifically the waves
Access Module," or CAM. Each card has a unique identification number (called the CAM ID) which is how DirecTV can add or remove programming
from each and every individual card. The cards are very similar to standard smart cards, but they implore advanced security measures to ensure that the
card cannot be tampered with using a standard smart card reader/writer. In the span of DIRECTV, there have been 3 different generations, or versions
of the Access Cards, and they are named according to the letter that precedes the identification number. In chronological order, these cards were the F,
the H, and the HU. If you buy a DIRECTV system today, it comes with a HU, because the first two generations of cards were susceptible to security
hacks- people found ways of breaking the cards security, and adding their own programming info. DirecTV's access cards follow an industry standard
in smartcards, known as ISO7816. Hence, any standard ISO7816 smartcard programmer can read and write these cards with the proper software.
CAM ID A unique identification number present on the memory of each and every DIRECTV Access Card, and also explicitly printed on the back of the card.
IRD The common term for satellite receiver. Receiverís also have unique identification numbers. Marrying When an access card that has just come hot
not close to your geographical location. If you are not concerned with Local Channels you may just click OK without changing the default values.
of encrypted (scrambled) data that are sent down from DirecTVís satellites up in space. When you tune to a channel, it is encrypted. The access card
then computes the datastream, and if the card says the channel is authorized, it descrambles the signal for the television. Programmer An ISO7816
smartcard reader/writer that plugs into your computerís serial port and permits a hacker to read and write to any ISO7816 smartcard, such as the access cards.
Update aka USW) A change in the code on the access card, usually done to destroy cards with hacks on them, or to add some fuctionality (
such as interactive TV) to the access card. USW stands for Update Status Word, and simply counts the number of times the card has been updated.
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DSS Access Card