Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2005 19:15 UTC, submitted by segedunum
Privacy, Security, Encryption It appears that Sony has been putting nasty payloads onto its copy-protected CDs in the form of a rootkit. "Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Worse, most users that stumble across the cloaked files with a RKR scan will cripple their computer if they attempt the obvious step of deleting the cloaked files. This is a clear case of Sony taking DRM too far."
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RE[2]: that's an easy one ...
by chemical_scum on Wed 2nd Nov 2005 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE: that's an easy one ..."
chemical_scum
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2005-11-02

I don't see Sony forcing the human race to buy their CD's. People choose to.

I don't. I do buy CD's but I only buy from non RIAA labels. That's my choice - good job I like indie music ;)

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