10/31/2005

Sony, Rootkits and DRM Gone Too Far

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:10 pm

A very interesting article by Mark Russinovich, who found that Sony installs poorly written DRM software when you try to listen to a copy protected CD. Sony’s DRM software hides itself, provides no means to remove it and might harm your system.

From the article: “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.

 

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