Brian Krebs; Sony Raids Hacker Playbook


New research from Mark Russinovich over at Sysinternals (the company I've blogged about before as the source a ton of excellent and free software utilities) indicates that Sony BMG has configured some of its music CDs to install antipiracy software that uses techniques typically employed by hackers and virus writers to hide the program from users and to prevent them from ever uninstalling it.

The CDs in question make use of a technique employed by software programs known in security circles as "rootkits," a set of tools attackers can use to maintain control over a computer system once they have broken in. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 1st November 2005 9:16PM