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MS to target Sony rootkit - makes the BBC news site

Unread postby ChrisRLG » November 14th, 2005, 8:53 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4434852.stm

Microsoft are to target the Sony rootkit installed with audio CD's.

From the world renowned BBC news site.
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Unread postby ChrisRLG » November 14th, 2005, 8:53 am

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Unread postby TonyDevil » November 14th, 2005, 9:41 am

see also
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/79781/micro ... y-drm.html
http://today.reuters.com/business/newsa ... geid=&cap=

oh dear sony, you've over stepped the mark now.
Sony has single handedly done more damage to the RIAA fight than any negative press in a blog about poor students being sued!!!

its now made the front page of bbc news.
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Unread postby TonyDevil » November 16th, 2005, 10:30 am

:lol:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4441928.stm

latest on the saga, Sony recalls copy-protected CDs.
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Unread postby Chachazz » November 17th, 2005, 8:03 pm

Sony rootkit signatures now available
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We have analyzed several versions of the rootkit that have been shipped as part of Sony’s XCP software.
We are calling the family WinNT/F4IRootkit. We chose the name based on the company that authored this component. We have added detection and removal for those versions via the online scanner at the Windows Live Safety Center. To quickly scan and remove those versions of the rootkit from your computer, you can select the "Full Service Scan" followed by the "Quick scan" option.

The Windows AntiSpyware Beta will be able to detect and remove this as well with the 11/17/05 signature release. Detection and removal will also be added to the December release of the Malicious Software Removal Tool which will be released the second Tuesday of December.

We also wanted to take a moment to confirm that we are not removing or disabling Sony’s XCP software. We are only removing the rootkit component published by First 4 Internet which is included as part of Sony’s XCP software. We will continue to monitor the situation and react as conditions change
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Unread postby TonyDevil » August 29th, 2007, 7:00 am

ruhroh
Sony are at it again
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6968234.stm

you would have thought they'd learn from their mistakes :roll:
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