It was reported on Reuters that high-end memory sticks sold by Sony Corp can make personal computers vulnerable to attack by computer hackers, according to researchers with two Internet security firms. It's the attack of the Sony rootkit... part two... or is it part 3? Sony's MicroVault USB memory stick and fingerprint reader comes with rootkit software that creates a hidden directory on the computer's hard drive. This was discovered by researchers with F-Secure Corp, the Finnish security software maker who also discovered the 2005 DRM-centric rootkit.
Discuss "Sony Rootkit Strikes Again... And Again" here. Read the article.
Let the lawsuits fly!!
Just say NO to Monster Cables!
BOSE free car, priceless.
GEICO is cavemanphobe
Yet another reason why I can't stand Sony and refuse to buy their products... and another reason I hope HD-DVD wins.
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Denon AVR-4311ci, Emotiva IPS-1
APC H15 Power Conditioner
PS3, Wii, XBOX 360 Elite Slim
Dell Inspiron 660 HTPC
Def Tech BP7001SC, CLR3000, BPX, BP10, BP2X
SVS PB13-Ultra on Great Gramma
Explorer 4250 HD cable box
Yamaha RX-V1800 Onkyo M-5140 amp
Xbox 360 Elite, PS3 Slim
Dell Vostro 400 HTPC
Def Tech BP7006, CLR2300, BPX
SVS PC12 Ultra & 20-39PC+ on Subdude HD
I don't think it's really a root kit but could be a root kit enabler. I guess that doesn't make a poignant headline, though.
I did not look at any tube preamps for the same reason that Car and Driver is not reporting on buggy whips. - David A. Rich, PhD
The audiophile reviewer will pick the most warped sound as his reference for sonic purity. - GranteedEV
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I hate Sony because of the first time, thanks for the additional ammo.
There was also a nice article I saw today about how their proprietary digital music program has officially flopped (it really flopped at the starting gate, they have just finally admitted it).