F-Secure Blog: The "Sony rootkit" case

There's been some recent developments in digital rights management systems (DRM) that have security implications. Some DRM systems have started to use rootkit technology. Rootkits are normally associated with malware but in this case a rootkit is used to enforce the copy control policies of audio CDs!.......Sony BMG is currently using a rootkit-based DRM system on some CD records sold in USA. As far as we know, this system has been in use since March 2005. We've made some test purchases for Sony BMG records from Amazon.com and can confirm that they contained this technology. F-Secure : News from the Lab

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st November 2005 7:58AM