Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sony recalls risky 'rootkit' CDs

"Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Tuesday that it will recall millions of CDs that, if played in a consumer's PC disc drive, will expose the computer to serious security risks."...

..."Half a million people at risk?
Although more than 2 million of the Sony discs have been sold, it's still unclear how many of those were actually played in a Windows-based computer, thus triggering the security risks. Sony notes that the copy-protection software is not activated on an ordinary CD or DVD player, or on a Macintosh computer..."

Gee, I wonder if there will be a class-action lawsuit?

Just another reason to buy a Mac.

It also doesn't work on a linux box.
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