Report: PC security weakened by Sony (Rootkit) uninstaller

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Imhotep

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    "A utility to remove Sony BMG's copy protection program from customers'
    computers actually introduces a major security vulnerability into the
    systems, two Princeton University researchers said on Tuesday.
    In his Freedom to Tinker blog, Princeton computer science professor Edward
    Felten said that the way Sony BMG and copy-protection provider First 4
    Internet remove the software--using an Active X control--leaves PCs open to
    attack by malicious Web sites."

    http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/48?ref=rss

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