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I cannot believe that Sony is trying to get away with installing root kits that can cripple their computers if they try to remove it.

The entire experience was frustrating and irritating. Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Worse, most users that stumble across the cloaked files with a RKR scan will cripple their computer if they attempt the obvious step of deleting the cloaked files.

I cannot believe that Sony is doing this with music and game CDs. It's going to be a long time before I buy anything from them.
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and on slashdot: "With some help from Sabre Security, Sebastian Porst and Matti Nikki have identified some stolen GPL'd code in Sony's rootkit. Ironically the code in question seems to be VLC's demux/mp4/drms.c -- the de-DRMS code which circumvents Apple's DRM, written by 'DVD' Jon Lech Johansen and Sam Hocevar."

What a hoot!

Of all the extreme incompetence....

welcome to corperate idiocy.....

Did you see this quote?
"Most people don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?" - Thomas Hesse, Sony BMG's president of global digital business

I saw it and it made me mad.

Most people don't even know what a firewall is or what the hell internet security is, but that doesn't mean that we should go out an deliberatly hack their boxes.....ARGH!!!!

So angry...so needs to be a lawsuit and a law put inplace. This whole big brother thing is bothering me.

There is a law - the computer crime statute. Check out Wireds writeup. It's scarier than just Sony being pricks.


The anger in me is strong now...so tired of being told "how" to consume the products that I want to...so angry.

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