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post #16 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 08:06 AM
 
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Re: Sony Music CDs w/ DRM infects your PC w/ spyware/malware!

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Made BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4400148.stm

Sony have really gone too far this time...

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post #17 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 09:31 AM
 
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Re: Sony Music CDs w/ DRM infects your PC w/ spyware/malware!

And their telling us NOT TO DOWNLOAD? Well this seems like a good reason to download.
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post #18 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-06-2005, 03:55 PM
 
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around here you can't return opened CD/DVDs for anything except the same item, and in many stores (ie. Target) they'll "open" the new CD/DVD they exchange for you at customer service so you can't just return it unopened without a receipt.

THAT IS ANTI-CONSUMER!!!
I have returned opened CD's DVD's and Software if I'm unhappy with the product. You just have to take a stand and not take no for an answer while not getting angry at the clerk.

Not refunding your money for crap product is equivilant to stealing in my eyes.

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I have returned opened CD's DVD's and Software if I'm unhappy with the product. You just have to take a stand and not take no for an answer while not getting angry at the clerk.

Not refunding your money for crap product is equivilant to stealing in my eyes.

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post #20 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 02:08 PM
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Re: Sony Music CDs w/ DRM infects your PC w/ spyware/malware!

Some more press:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1881592,00.asp

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post #21 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 03:28 PM
 
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Seems like people in Italy are taking this a step further. They want to go to court with this.

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apparently the jerks running sony don't much care LOL. this is gonna get ugly for them... glen

http://www.betanews.com/article/Sony...ern/1131475197
Sony President: Rootkit of No Concern
By Nate Mook, BetaNews
November 8, 2005, 1:55 PM

In an interview with NPR late last week, Sony BMG's Global Digital Business President Thomas Hesse downplayed the recent DRM fiasco saying he objected to terms such as malware, spyware and rootkit. "Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?" he said.

Hesse acknowledged that the controversial First 4 Internet technology that installs and "cloaks" the DRM software without a user's permission shipped on about 20 CDs. But "no information ever gets gathered about the user behavior," he claimed. "This is purely about restricting the ability to burn MP3 files in an unprotected manner."
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post #23 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 03:44 AM
 
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Re: Sony Music CDs w/ DRM infects your PC w/ spyware/malware!

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Sony just released a patch to remove the files from users pc.
It's still bs but atleast they aren't denying anything, I still hope they get sued or atleast fined though I doubt they will.
Do you really trust that patch?
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I have found a program that removes the rootkit, and allows you to make backups of your CD, just not sure its ok to post it here.
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Edit Above:
The program doesn't actually remove the rootkit, just prevents it from installing if you run the program when inserting the CD,,,also removes the copyright protection. Sorry for the mixup.
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Just stop using Windows, and all of the DRM problems, as well as security problems will fade away. Slackware Linux for the win.
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Just stop using Windows, and all of the DRM problems, as well as security problems will fade away. Slackware Linux for the win.
Linux it is, just not Slackware, Suse or Debian for that matter .

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It's a SONY.
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post #29 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 11:50 AM
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Well, now we've got Trojan's built on Sony's rootkit. Way to go Sony

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895...05dtx1k0000599
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Well, now we've got Trojan's built on Sony's rootkit. Way to go Sony

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895...05dtx1k0000599
This just keeps getting better.

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