Sony Rootkit: When Vendors Install Malware
Sony's quick reaction to the discovery that it installed aggressive malware on its customers' computers doesn't go far enough......When a vendor installs a complicated program onto your computer it's not reasonable for them to disclose every single aspect of it, but of course there is a line between being concise and being deceitful. Not mentioning that you are installing a rootkit is deceitful. Not allowing the user to remove it themselves is also generally understood to be deceitful and characteristic of malicious software. Thus it is with Sony.
After all, if it's OK for Sony to install malware on my computer without telling me, why isn't it OK for anyone else to install malware on my system without telling me? When Vendors Install Malware
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