[LINK] Sony's Rootkit
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Thu Nov 3 10:46:50 EST 2005
Saturday night? After you join those Aussie Adult web sites looking for
"something different" and get bombarded with endless Russian Women looking
for generous men!
Haven't they heard, Australia has a 50,000 head surplus of women looking
for men! We don't need imports, but I digress!
Just like we don't need more end users without a clue what a rootkit is!
At 08:34 AM 3/11/2005, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>How do you beat up a story when the non-techie reader will say "WTF is a
>rootkit? Is it something I get on a Saturday night?"
>rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
>>You may have noticed the story regarding Sony's DRM rootkit: play the
>>copy-protected CD in your PC, and it installs a hidden process which
>>according to F-Secure could easily become a target vector for virus
>>writers, and is difficult and dangerous to remove because you have to
>>delete registry entries on a one-by-one basis. The original story is at
>>I was fascinated to notice that as at 7.10 am this morning, the local IT
>>press has given the story just about nothing at all. Google News can find
>>just one Australian publisher carrying the story; over on the "ordinary"
>>Google, the local coverage is pretty much restricted to blogs and to
>>people taking Slashdot feeds.
>>Even local sources which take wires don't, it seems, think the Sony
>>Rootkit story has legs. I can't think of a better spot for some fancy
>>conspiracy theorising, along the lines of "why does the Australian press
>>think DRM rootkits aren't a problem?" Congrats to Adam Gosling at Smart
>>House for giving a damn...
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