Friday, November 11, 2005

Sony CDs might mess your computer up and spy on you

The article "Are these the Sony rootkit CDs?" by Graeme Wearden on ZDNet.com says that the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), a cyber-rights group has found 19 Sony CDs that put an application on it which can be used to hide malicious code. I never thought I would read something like this but I should expect the unexpected these days. No more buying Sony CDs for me anymore. Is this Sony or the music industry trying to get back at people who use file-sharing programs to download music? Or is this program used to spy on us to see if we are downloading music? Probably not but you never know. Another article on ZDNet.com has more, "'Bots' for Sony CD software spotted online" by John Borland, CNET News.com.

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