Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sony DRM could crash XP or hide CDROM

In an effort to deter music piracy, Sony has asked users to install programs that cannot be uninstalled without serious technical knowledge. A matter of fact, there are only a few ways to detect the rootkit program. Users are asked to install a media player for one of the thousands of "content-protected" CDs. This media player then installs what I would classify as spyware. Erasing the program's files will disable one's CD-ROM drive (yes, I hear that it will just disapear!).

Read more info on this at the Washington Post or listen to this podcast from GRC.

--Stephen M. James


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