Sony DRM Rootkit

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by nemo_outis, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. nemo_outis

    nemo_outis Guest

    nemo_outis, Nov 1, 2005
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    Anders Guest

    Well I was trying youre link and come up a little short handed.
    Did the root-kit worked on Linux?

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    Anders, Nov 1, 2005
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    nemo_outis Guest

    The URL was split across lines and you may have reconstructed it
    incorrectly. For your convenience try the following instead:

    nemo_outis, Nov 1, 2005
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    Steve Welsh Guest

    Would seem to me like a good case for some (several hundred) like minded
    people having the Sony crap destroy their (very expensive ;)) machines,
    and starting a class action.

    Time *we* started fighting back!

    I guess in the UK we could probably use the terms of the `Computer
    Misuse Act'

    Steve Welsh, Nov 2, 2005
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    Imhotep Guest

    Yes it is time to fight back because if you don't it will only get worse...

    Imhotep, Nov 2, 2005
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    Imhotep Guest

    ....give it time...others will follow.

    Imhotep, Nov 2, 2005
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    Winged Guest

    I read this earlier today. I found it an excellent tutorial on running
    critters to ground. It is good work.

    The nested driver is an interesting trick, that has other applications.

    I question whether under the DCMA Sony can be prosecuted, even under
    California law as some of the blog commenters suggest. While Sony I
    believe may have avoided legal entanglements in the US due to clauses in
    the DCMA which overrides state law, it is morally contemptible.

    That said the measures can be bypassed easily and avoided if one is
    conscientious of the issue. I believe the lesson here is WinX users
    should turn off auto play, copying just the music files off original
    disk an burn them on a backup disk, then use the backup disk. I will
    consciously avoid Sony products, not only music, but for all Sony
    product lines, both business and personal,(Only wish I could do same for

    Sony is without honor.

    Company behaviors should always be considered before any purchase.

    This is not the first scum behavior I have seen with Sony. I had a VIAO
    desktop a few years back, where they had clipped the jumpers on the
    mobo, where the system could not easily be upgraded (I did, but required
    a soldering iron), though the motherboard was fully capable of the upgrade.

    While I am only one, it will be a cold day in a very warm place, before
    I knowingly purchase another of their products, irrespective of turn
    around in company policy. I suspect there will be a backlash to this
    behavior that Sony will reap, for many years to come.

    While I am not an activist, this is a very good reason to lobby
    legislators to roll back DCMA protections. Easy E-mail for US
    legislators of your state can be found here:

    Winged, Nov 2, 2005
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    Imhotep Guest

    I am deeply disturbed by this. The only way to fight this sort of bullshit
    is to spread the word to people as well as boycott any company that uses
    these sort of techniques...

    Personally, I refuse to purchase these will never happen. I will
    pirate first...

    Imhotep, Nov 2, 2005
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    Imhotep Guest

    Agreed. All people (expect me) at my company use Sony Viao laptops. I have
    already forwarded this article to my boss and I will actively pursue
    replacing Sony with another vendor. In short, they lost all of my respect
    and do not deserve my (or my companies) money...

    RIP Sony...

    Imhotep, Nov 2, 2005
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    nobody Guest

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    Those who use rootkits are the lowest scum ever to draw breath.

    nobody, Nov 2, 2005
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    Steve Welsh Guest

    Totally agree, and so do many of my work colleagues - keep spreading the

    Steve Welsh, Nov 2, 2005
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    traveler Guest

    I feel the same way, there is a root kit removal utility in the general
    technology section of's forums, I just downloaded it, here's the
    link if you want it,
    traveler, Nov 4, 2005
  16. Here's the REAL link:

    What a DICK. Forcing people to search through a known logging service to
    get to a freely available security program on ANOTHER site. You have no
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    Adminus posting in the Dog House:

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    how would they see extra visitors and know where they came from?

    They ALSO demand a valid email address to access their file area with the
    promise that you will be sent a download link. When you hand over an
    address they send you an email that you HAVE to be a customer.

    SWINDLERS! What do they do with the email addresses they collect I wonder?

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    Adminus Guest

    Well, you guys are really either stupid or someone pays you to spread
    this FUD.

    Can you imagine that has a website at,
    which of course uses traffic analysis of its WEB SURFING VISITORS, to
    see where they come from, what draws most interest, what key words are
    scoring high, etc. Any business out there which is not doing this basic
    analysis has no clue about what web visitors are interested in, and
    therefor could not better or enhance their service...

    However, this analysis is NOT matched with any individuals, but only in
    a generic and general summary.

    And to stretch your imagination a little bit further ->

    In contrast to mere web visitors stands the service we offer:

    We offer SSH2-accounts (Privacy-Tunnel) with full TOR entry points on
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    traveler Guest

    Don't feed the troll, this is the one that changed the content of some
    posts I made, then re- posted them here.

    I would trust a product from F-Secure before some of the free sites
    out there, I read some of the free ones ARE actuall root kits.
    traveler, Nov 4, 2005
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    traveler Guest

    traveler, Nov 4, 2005
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    Max Burke Guest

    traveler scribbled:
    No it hasn't been shut down and it isn't a rootkit.

    It's here:
    Max Burke, Nov 4, 2005
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