Sunday, November 13, 2005

Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

"Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit. Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys, and other system objects from diagnostic and security software, and they are usually employed by malware attempting to keep their implementation hidden"

The article is pretty techno-geeky but you should try to at least skim it.
Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far:

Comments:
Huh. This stuff probably explains why my cd drive on my other pc suddenly stopped working, and I do have one of those copy protected cd's. Crap.
 
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