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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Rootkit distributed by SONY

If you run a 32-bit OS, don’t play copy protected music from SONY on your PC.
If you run 64-bit Windows XP or 64-bit Windows Server 2003, you are more likely to be safe.

http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html

SONY distributes a rootkit!
You might allready have a rootkit (colllection of hidden programs) on your PC that is eating up your CPU cycles if you have played a copy-protected CD from SONY.

If the system of the free market does not adjust this kind of behavior, I will study economics and go into politics!

This shows that it is important to have technical competent advisors high up in the large enterprises, I for one reacted impulsively to this as decision-making without knowing the technology you rely on. SONY should never have taken this risk, it is overly aggressive. It will no doupt be a costly mistake.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dust.

3:53 PM, November 03, 2005  
Blogger gorm_norway said...

"Dust" (Norwegain) = "Moron".

Thank you for letting me know how you feel, Anonymous.

5:59 PM, November 03, 2005  

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