Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sony DRM -- booo!

Sony DRM on audio CDs apparently hacks your computer.  Check this out:

Mark Russinovich of SysInternals did a detailed analysis of a “rootkit” (their word, not ours) he found on his PC, and discovered that, not only was it surreptitiously installed when he played a protected CD, but it also hogged system resources and integrated itself into Windows so deeply that uninstalling it disabled his CD drive. Mark’s conclusion? Choice words such as “frustrating and irritating,” “malware,” and “the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall.”


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