Is Sony's rootkit just the tip of the iceberg?

By now, I would bet that the vast majority of TechRepublic members are familiar with the recent controversy over Sony BMG's notorious rootkit included on many of its CDs. As many regular readers of this column were quick to note, I didn't immediately chime in when the now-infamous rootkit issue became public knowledge........Even when reports of other interesting software showing up on Sony music CDs, such as SunnComm Technologies MediaMax, began to trickle in as well, I sat back and watched. But don't think for a minute that I ignored this issue—you should have known that I wouldn't keep quiet for long.

It's not that I didn't consider the recent Sony DRM fiasco to be worthy of writing about. However, it's important to remember that there's a far larger security issue at stake. Is Sony's rootkit just the tip of the iceberg?

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 10th December 2005 1:43AM