Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Posted by tuxchick on Oct 31, 2005 7:32 PM EDT
Mark's Sysinternals Blog; By Mark Russinovich
Mail this story
Print this story

At that point I knew conclusively that the rootkit and its associated files were related to the First 4 Internet DRM software Sony ships on its CDs. Not happy having underhanded and sloppily written software on my system I looked for a way to uninstall it. However, I didn’t find any reference to it in the Control Panel’s Add or Remove Programs list, nor did I find any uninstall utility or directions on the CD or on First 4 Internet’s site. I checked the EULA and saw no mention of the fact that I was agreeing to have software put on my system that I couldn't uninstall. Now I was mad.

[Ed.- Amazing, isn't it? I cannot even begin to fathom the mentality that thinks planting this sort of crap on our computers is OK. Also see Bots in the A/C, spyware in the 'fridge for a naive, self-serving perspective on a similar subject.]

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: News Story

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.