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Sony Copyright protection went too far.

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#1 drilldown



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Posted 17 January 2006 - 01:29 AM


Sony embedded computer anti-piracy software in millions of music disks/downloads which were subsequently recalled due to its opening a backdoor virus opportunity in user's PCs. The removal tool provided by Sony after recalling some 63M disks the software was put on, left a gaping security hole in Operating Systems.

Microsoft has apparently decided to fix the problem and presumably closed the security hole with this tool. I assume it will only work on Win XP systems, as that is the only platform supported by their antispyware program. I may be wrong, try it anyway.

Very big, little known/advertised problem in the music industry.

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