Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far


Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit. Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys, and other system objects from diagnostic and security software, and they are usually employed by malware attempting to keep their implementation hidden (see my “Unearthing Rootkits” article from the June issue of Windows IT Pro Magazine for more information on rootkits). The RKR results window reported a hidden directory, several hidden device drivers, and a hidden application. Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 31st October 2005 11:46PM