Sony rootkit debacle rolls to a halt (we hope)

It appears that the dust has settled after Sony's excessive attempts at music copy protection were first outed, then mercilessly flogged.

It amazes me how much this debacle has tarnished Sony's image. They face litigation, have been banned from libraries, mocked by The Onion, and have been the subject of ugly rumors concerning the origin of the rootkit itself. It all seemed to spiral out of Sony's control faster than their PR could spin it. And that is surprising, considering they knew about the vulnerability 28 days before the story broke. Apparently, they didn't want to announce the hole until they had developed their own patch. WatchGuard Wire: RSS Feed | WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 15th December 2005 9:09PM