Sony CD contains DRM that can’t be removed

Here’s a link to a fascinating article by Mark Russinovich detailing his process in detecting the DRM on his computer installed with a Sony music CD that uses rootkit technology to hide its existence. It’s the same process used by a lot of malware to hide their existence.

Bad, Sony. Bad, bad bad.







One response to “Sony CD contains DRM that can’t be removed”

  1. […] My major problem with the Sony DRM I wrote about yesterday is the lack of consent on the part of the user. The terms of the Sony EULA are posted here. Nowhere does Sony advise that even if you uninstall the software using normal procedures that there are hidden bits that remain. Further, the fact that the software is sloppily written and leaves the door open for malicious rootkit developers to take advantage of its flaws is negligent at best. […]

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