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Author Topic: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"  (Read 3550 times)

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Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

http://www.sysintern...-digital-rights.html

from the blog by sysinternals guy:

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Given the fact that I’m careful in my surfing habits and only install software from reputable sources I had no idea how I’d picked up a real rootkit, and if it were not for the suspicious names of the listed files I would have suspected RKR to have a bug...

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Re: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 02:14:16 PM »
antivirus blog points out how actually dangerous this kind of drm thing can be:

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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Re: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 06:47:57 PM »
Scary stuff - makes you wonder how everyday users are supposed to protect against this ...

Personally I use software which automatically hides copy protection on CDs and DVDs from my system altogether. That way any CD can be used with any player, and any DVD can be used without 'infecting' my system.

Whilst this may be seen by some as potentially illegal, I would defend my right to do that in a court and counter it with a lawsuit of propogating viruses illegally.

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Re: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2005, 06:52:30 AM »
They will never learn.
They have been made obsolete by technology; they'll try every stupid tricks to remain afloat before the inevitable extintion. Amen! :)

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Re: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005, 03:35:29 PM »
Did others see this, following on from Mouser's post?  http://www.betanews....M_Rootkit/1130965475

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Re: great read - "Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far"
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005, 04:43:38 PM »
BTW, Kudos to Mark Russinovich for "making a point" and drawing some media attention on the issue.

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