Sony Recalls "Infected" CDs
(tinfoil) It has been a busy couple of weeks for Sony. First they get busted with not one, but two rootkits on their audio CDs. They are then hit with lawsuits in Italy and the U.S.A. and finally a virus has been spotted in the wild that takes advantage of one of the rootkits ability to hide programs, processes and files from the Windows PC user. Still, they've only made some half-hearted attempts to fix the situation, with a half-baked patch and an uninstaller that the user has to jump through hoops to get. They've also stopped making CDs with these DRM schemes on them, yet they've not offered to replace the CDs or pulled the CDs out of the market-place.

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