Removing Sony's Software? Not Quite

This post is geared toward people who read today's wrapup in The Washington Post about huge security holes in Sony BMG's anti-piracy software and are interested in removing some or all of the broken software from their computers.

That software was crafted to hide its own files and resist any attempt by the user to remove it. However, as several recent Internet attacks have shown, that function could be exploited by computer viruses.

What's more, those skilled enough to uncover and delete the offending anti-piracy software files run the risk of rendering their CD-ROM drives inoperable, or of ending up with computers that repeatedly crash or reboot. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 17th November 2005 6:55AM