Ramblings of Silver Blue


02 Nov

As if MalWare wasn’t bad enough

now it seems that Sony/BMG is installing rootkits on machines.

Sony Music CDs surreptitiously install DRM Trojan horses on PCs by ZDNet‘s David Berlind — Reports are beginning to turn up around the Web that discuss how certain CDs from Sony Music come with a Trojan horse-based digital restrictions management (DRM) technology that surreptitiously installs itself as a rootkit on Windows PCs. When software surreptitiously installs a rootkit, it’s usually doing so to cover its tracks — a […]

I wonder what the legal ramifications to this can be? Especially since there’s no removal or notification that your system is being modified?

One Response to “As if MalWare wasn’t bad enough”

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    Neil Morse Says:

    I think it is, at the very least, trespass to chattels in Virginia. America Online, Inc. v. LCGM, Inc., 46 F. Supp. 2d 444, 451-452 (E.D. Va. 1998).

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