Saturday, November 12, 2005

Sony Stops production of rootkit CD's

"As a precautionary measure, Sony BMG is temporarily suspending the manufacture of CDs containing XCP technology," it said in a statement.
But this is after, denying, ignoring, and even president of Sony BMG saying, "Most people I think don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it? The software is designed to protect our CDs from unauthorized copying and ripping,"
Well scores of security experts, Windows System experts and even the government officials, bringing out the facts may have lead Sony to stop production.
I have read many a article regarding this issues. But yet to see the best Windows experts, Microsoft, doing or saying anything about this.
But virus makers, bot makers are happy to issue their versions of software that piggyback on sony's rootkit.
Visit Brian Krebs site, he covers this better than I do.
Sophos, which is based in the United Kingdom, said it would issue a tool later today to detect the existence of Sony's DRM copy-protection on Windows computers, disable it, and prevent it from re-installing

1 comment:

Steve R. said...

RECALL - Though Sony is temporarily suspending production, they have not issued a recall. Time to demand a recall of the CDs.