Researchers See Risk From Another Sony DRM

And maybe it shouldn't: Security researchers -- the same ones who earlier this week found serious security holes in a patch Sony issued to remove the scariest components of its anti-piracy program -- today bring us evidence of similarly frightening security holes associated with another digital rights management (DRM) program the recording label uses on some CDs, a product called SunnComm MediaMax.

Edward Felten, a computer science professor at Princeton University, said that while SunnComm and Sony BMG offer a tool that allows users to completely uninstall the program, the uninstaller also opens the computer up to extremely serious security problems, much like the uninstaller for First4Internet's infamous copy-protection program. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 17th November 2005 9:20PM