Researcher: Sony DRM on Half a Million Networks


New data published today by notable security researcher Dan Kaminsky indicates that Sony BMG's security-flaw-ridden anti-piracy software is installed on more than half a million computer networks in at least 165 countries.

Kaminsky arrived at the number by poking around at the software installed on an untold number of Sony music CDs and studying the program's now well-known habit of "phoning home" information about the user's music habits to Sony and to First4Internet, the British company hired by Sony to produce the software. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 15th November 2005 8:50PM