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AnyDVD tackles Sony DRM Rootkit Virus!
If AnyDVD is installed and active on your PC, the new so-called “Sony DRM Rootkit Virus” has no access to your system and the affected audio CD appears unprotected regardless! Another good reason to get AnyDVD!
Read more information about Sony DRM Rootkit Virus:
Sysinternals.com: Sony gone too far
F-Secure.com: …security implications
Interseting to note Sony is recalling all the CD’s with hidden copyright protection when inserted into a computer. The software protection on these disks is named XCP. This recall will cost Sony about 10 million. Sony shipped about 5 million disks with this protection of which 2 million reached consumers.
They will be recalling the unsold 3 million from retail outlets.
Here they tried to combat piracy methods and ended up costing them a small fortune. Good for them I say. Had they made public that fact and put it on their packaging, I wouldn’t be as harsh. But them to do it without peoples knowledge and make innocent people vulnerable to viruses is a disgrace.
I never for one moment thought they would be so stupid and attempt this, I was wrong.
Edited: Failed to mention for those who purchased these CD’s can return them to place of purchase and receive a new one without the Rootkit on it.