An other SONY RootKit ? from F-Secure blog

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  1. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi All :)

    I guess everybodies remember the discovery by Mark Russinovich of a RootKit with SONY DRM

    According to the F-Secure blog there's an other SONY's RootKit now in USB keys:

    " Many of our regular readers will remember the huge Sony BMG XCP DRM rootkit debacle of 2005. Back then malware with rootkits were not very common but since then a lot of malware families have adopted rootkit cloaking techniques. It is unclear if the "rise of the rootkit" would have happened in this magnitude without the publicity of the Sony BMG case. In any case, a lot more people now know what a "rootkit" is than back then.

    This USB stick with rootkit-like behavior is closely related to the Sony BMG case. First of all, it is another case where rootkit-like cloaking is ill advisedly used in commercial software. Also, the USB sticks we ordered are products of the same company — Sony Corporation.
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    Full story :
    Double Whammy! Another Sony Case (And it's Not BioShock)

    :)
     
  2. The Hammer

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    McAfee has confirmed F-Secure's findings. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070829.wgtsonymal0829/BNStory/Technology/home
     
  3. Longboard

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  4. JerryM

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    Makes me want to steer clear of anything Sony that connects to a computer, including their cameras.

    Jerry
     
  5. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi Longboard :)

    Laptop Batteries
    Rootkits
    DRM

    WORST : CELINE ... :ouch:

    :D
     
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    @Climenole

    HaHaHaHa ROFL

    LMAO.

    love it. :D
     
  7. ronjor

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    Sony to remove rootkit functionality from USB stick software

    http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/95407/
     
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