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Sony, Rootkits & DRM

2005-11-01 15:26:16.091811+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Oooh: Fascinating look through Windows XP internals and the new proliferation of malware: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far. Guy buys CD, discovers weird processes on his computer, learns that CD installed DRM software to try to limit his use of such CDs on his computer, DRM software which uses all of the same nasty tricks that malware and rootkits use to try to hide its existence and prevent uninstallation.

And over in the Sensible Erection thread on the link, "NickelJoe" said:

It's sad that it is becoming safer to use p2p networks then to actually purchase cd and dvds.

[ related topics: Intellectual Property Music Privacy Microsoft Software Engineering moron ]

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