[clug] Sony music CDs hack PCs

Basil Chupin blchupin at tpg.com.au
Wed Nov 16 09:05:15 GMT 2005

Michael James wrote:
> 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.

But only off shop shelves. Anyone who purchased one of Sony CDs is not 
affected by the recall.

> 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...

Oh yes....

Ignorance can be corrected. Stupidity is permanent.

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