Sony Rootkit may end up on Antivirus Hit Lists

Antivirus companies are considering protecting their customers from the digital rights management software used by Sony on some CDs.

Kaspersky Lab has classed Sony's DRM software as spyware because, among other things, it can cause crashes and loss of data, and it can compromise system integrity and security.

Explaining its decision, Kaspersky said it used the definition of spyware provided by the Anti-Spyware Coalition. Sophos, another security company, is similarly scathing of Sony and is calling the software "ineptware." Sony's antipiracy may end up on antivirus hit lists | Tech News on ZDNet

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 4th November 2005 10:34PM