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The advancing capabilities of attackers are driving a new phase in Pay TV signal piracy: pairing keys and control words can be extracted from set-top box (STB) chipsets. These attacks defeat the current defenses against control word sharing and provide access to plaintext control words, enabling illegal access to premium content by non-subscribers. Solving the problem requires improved security in device chipsets, or System-on-Chips (SoCs), including strong hardware security cores.