Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sony-BMG Malware still out there

Sony-BMg might have thought their rootkit troubles were over, after it settled and apologised for breaking customer's computers with copy-protection malware and tried to clean up its mess.

But today, a warning has been flashed from the Texas Attorney General that the cussed software is still causing trouble:

State investigators found that if a CD with XCP technology is loaded on a computer running AOL's "Safety and Security Center" software, the program's antispyware feature will attempt to delete the XCP components, but often while also disabling the CD-ROM's configuration in the PC's operating system.

Still, on the bright side, if the EU does force Sony-BMG to demerge, each company will only have half the broken computers to worry about.

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