Monday, 3 September 2007

Sony rootkit strikes again!



You may remember the rootkit that Sony secretly installed onto Windows user's machines without the owners permission when they played certain CD's which was capable (like all rootkits) of hiding files from the operating system. Malware authors seized this as an opportunity to use the rootkit to hide their viruses/spyware/adware from anything on the OS - including tools designed to remove just such software. Such is the power of the rootkit - it modified the windows kernel.

Well guess what - Another Sony rootkit worms its way to the surface - its time to stop trusting Sony, folks. Once is a mistake, but being caught cheating twice is unforgivable. Time to break up with them and find some other pretty Asian electronics manufacturer to have a love affair with, peeps.

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