Microsoft releases Sony rootkit hunter's tools

Nearly four months after hiring Sony rootkit whistleblower Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Corp. has moved his company's software to its Web site and has released a new Windows system tool that can help fight hackers.

The freeware products, now known as Windows Sysinternals were made available on Microsoft's Web site earlier this week. They are based on the code that Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell had been distributing on before Microsoft bought their company, Winternals Software, in July. Microsoft releases Sony rootkit hunter's tools | InfoWorld | News | 2006-11-09 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

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