Avoid Sony CDs

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yorkie said:
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4400148.stm

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You have been warned!
Am I misunderstanding the article? :?
From what I see, all Sony have done is put a system in place to stop their CDs being illegally copied!
 

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OTS said:
From what I see, all Sony have done is put a system in place to stop their CDs being illegally copied!
What Sony have done is place spyware on the CD's which is transferred to your PC, and it then reports back to Sony.
 

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Harry Potter said:
OTS said:
From what I see, all Sony have done is put a system in place to stop their CDs being illegally copied!
What Sony have done is place spyware on the CD's which is transferred to your PC, and it then reports back to Sony.
But from rereading the article, it only seems to happen when you attempt to illegally copy the CD! :?
 

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What happens is, when you put the CD in your computer. It installs some software a 'rootkit' which hides itself, and anything else beginning with $sys$ from pretty much anything that searches your computer. As such any viruses that use this exploit will be invisible to virus scanners.

On top of this the software Sony use is really poorly built. Such that when you remove it, it will stop your CD drive working, untill you fix it. And it may do worse things. See the post at sysinternals, mentioned above.

Ian
 
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