Friday, November 11, 2005

Sony gets a clue

Ted Bridis, Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Stung by continuing criticism, the world's second-largest music label, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, promised Friday to temporarily suspend making music CDs with antipiracy technology that can leave computers vulnerable to hackers.

Sony defended its right to prevent customers from illegally copying music but said it will halt manufacturing CDs with the "XCP" technology as a precautionary measure. "We also intend to re-examine all aspects of our content protection initiative to be sure that it continues to meet our goals of security and ease of consumer use," the company said in a statement.

No way to know what happened; but I suspect the Sony PR department explained the facts of customer relations to management.

Jim Horton has a good summary here and an earlier one here.

Contrary to legend, Macs are vulnerable.

Now the Legalese Rootkit: Sony-BMG's EULA

How to detect a root kit hack

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