Now what about the other spyware?

Sony-BMG Entertainment still hasnít addressed the other half of its use of spyware-like technology on CD-Roms, one blogger familiar with the software pointed out this week. MediaMax, a digital rights management system Sony has used on CDs in addition to the now-shelved XCP technology, automatically installs over 12 MB of software before an end user license agreement is displayed, J. Alex Halderman said Monday on the "Freedom to Tinker" blog.

Not a rootkit like XCP, MediaMax remains on Sony CDs after XCP was withdrawn, Halderman said. Estimates of how many CDs contain MediaMax have ranged as high as 20 million. Now what about the other spyware? - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 30th November 2005 5:37AM