[clug] Sony music CDs hack PCs

Michael James clug at james.st
Wed Nov 16 05:48:14 GMT 2005

On Thu, 3 Nov 2005 03:03 pm, Michael James wrote:
> To summarise a thread on suse-OT at suse.com:

>  The root kit was installed by a Sony music CD he had 
> purchased and played weeks before. 

The tale continues...

Now Sony are recalling all CDs with the root kit DRM.

They also supply a web based uninstaller.
It leaves a Windows PC open to running any code
 any malicious website cares to download to it.

Oh my...

Konqueror has gotten so clever for its own boots
  that it has forgotten what a web browser is for.

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