Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sony caught installing rootkits again

You'd have thought after its record company dibision got into a lot of expensive trouble including a nasty piece of rootkit (software which installs itself and hides from the operating system) on its CDs, Sony might have learned its lesson.

Apparently not: it's started to include them on USB drives now, too. Oh, and is adopting the usual, blase attitude:

CNET reported that a Sony spokesperson said the fingerprint reader product is no longer for sale and no other versions of the MicroVault stick contain the rootkit.

So, erm, that's alright, then.

As James P points out when he sent us the link, it's probably the surest sign so far that Sony-BMG is taking the USB single format seriously....

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