How can you tell if a CD is infectious?


From the packaging, it's very hard to tell if a music CD is going to infect your computer with spyware, a rootkit, or similar malicious, anti-customer technology. There is no standard way that music companies use to warn you that a CD is infected with Suncomm's Mediamax spyware, which reports on your listening habits back to Sony, and which can't be uninstalled using the Windows uninstaller. The MediaMax spyware installs itself even if you decline the "agreement" that is put on your screen when you first insert the CD. Boing Boing: How can you tell if a CD is infectious?

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 3rd December 2005 11:49PM