[LINK] Microsoft Will Remove Sony Rootkit
rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Nov 16 11:48:37 EST 2005
Con Zymaris wrote:
>>>Microsoft Will Remove Sony Rootkit
>>> After dithering for a few days over whether to categorize Sony's new
>>>audio CD copy protection system as spyware, Microsoft on Friday
>>>announced that the next update to its antispyware package would indeed
>>>remove the Sony code from users' PCs. Microsoft will include the
>>>removal code in an update to the recently renamed Windows Defender,
>>>formerly Windows AntiSpyware. Sony's system is based on a rootkit,
>>>typically used by malicious hackers to keep their malware hidden. Sony
>>>was using it to prevent users from pirating its CDs.
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Wait a minute.
If I distribute software that installs a rootkit, you can be sure that
I would be up for prosecution under anti-hacking laws.
What's going on here? One law for the plebs and another for corporations?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
People who enjoy eating sausage and obey the law should not watch either being made.
-- Otto von Bismarck
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