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The Sony Digital Rights Management Debacle
On Monday, October 31, 2005 Mark Russinovich of www.sysinternals.com published a blog entry in which he described in detail how he discovered a root kit on his own computer. First suspecting that he had become the unlikely victim of some kind of computer virus attack, he investigated further, only to find out that the culprit was Sony, and the delivery mechanism was not an ordinary email Trojan, but a music CD.
Here is Mark Russinovich's blog entry that started it all. It is partly technical, but anyway worth looking at. If you're interested in the whole story, you have to begin at the October 31, 2005, blog entry near the bottom and then keep reading the next one above, thus working your way up in the direction from bottom to top. At least it seems by now to have a partly happy ending.More links to relevant news articles on the subject and some related topics follow.
Sony strikes again. This time they want to inhibit Playstation game swapping.
Probably the next issue of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, part of the monthly update cycle, will automatically find and remove the Sony rootkit.
Info on Sony's EULA (End User License Agreement)
One person's reckoning: I'm tired of Sony's bullshit.
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