Sony gives rootkits for Christmas


US CONSUMER groups are fuming that Sony BMG continued to flog spyware infected music in the pre christmas rush. Sony has claimed that it has recalled the CDs which are loaded with spyware to prevent piracy after getting itself into PR hotwater over the issue.

However, according to the Consumerist magazine, most malls throughout the US had Sony CDs on the shelves that had the XCP rootkits. Shop managers were saying that they were still allowed to sell them. Sony gives rootkits for Christmas

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 27th December 2005 1:14AM