[LINK] Microsoft Will Remove Sony Rootkit
lannet at lannet.com.au
Wed Nov 16 12:29:04 EST 2005
Rick Welykochy wrote:
> 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.
>> Read these too:
> 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?
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