A View From The Handbasket

Friday, November 11, 2005
Sony DRM update
Posted by neros_fiddle at 1:44 PM
Guess what? All those unlucky souls who dared to play their legally purchased Sony CDs in their Windows PCs are now officially at greater risk for malware infection:

When recipients click on an attachment, they install malware, which may tear down a computer's firewall and give hackers access to a PC. The malware hides by using Sony BMG software that is also hidden -- the software would have been installed on a computer when consumers played Sony's copy-protected music CDs.

Whatever Sony was smoking when they decided that using this wretched software would actually encourage to people to buy their products, I want some. What's next? "Ford announced today a new anti-theft feature in all its new cars: any attempt to start the car will result in the fuel tank exploding."

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