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Saturday, November 12, 2005

 

Virus Writers Exploit Sony Anti-Piracy Software

`This was bound to happen.

Anti-virus maker Sophos is reporting that it has spotted an e-mail going around that tries to exploit the controversial file-hiding abilities of anti-piracy software embedded on some of Sony BMG’s music CDs. [..]

Sophos, which is based in the United Kingdom, said it would issue a tool later today to detect the existence of Sony’s DRM copy-protection on Windows computers, disable it, and prevent it from re-installing.

Sony could be in big trouble soon. The emergence of this virus should provide ample fodder to the class action suit that was recently filed in California against Sony.’




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