November 13, 2005

Sony: rootkit removal patch (and other ways to screw you)

The stupid jerks who are better known as the Sony company have posted a patch on their website to remove their dreaded rootkit which tries to copy-protect their cd's (hah!) but fucks up windows pc's in a big way (hah!).

This Service Pack removes the cloaking technology component that has been recently discussed in a number of articles published regarding the XCP Technology used on SONY BMG content protected CDs. This component is not malicious and does not compromise security. However to alleviate any concerns that users may have about the program posing potential security vulnerabilities, this update has been released to enable users to remove this component from their computers.

» Get the patch

So, we are okay then. No, baby, we are not. Sony is still using backdoors to invade you computer's privacy. Read the indepth article by J. Alex Halderman:

» Sony Shipping Spyware from SunnComm, Too

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