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Has Sony installed rootkits on their PC line?

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2005 2:29 AM PST

Sorry to start another thread, but after all the good bruhaha I'm waiting to see if anyone is check Sony laptops and PCs for this rootkit.

And since the same can be done to DVDs, would they dare?

Bob

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How about my Sony Digital
by TONI H / November 10, 2005 3:19 AM PST

camera that has both tape and memory chip for video and/or stills? The camera has the ability to capture video as well and dump it into the PC.

TONI

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A Year Ago I Would Have Said: Wouldn't Put It Past 'Em...
by tobeach / November 11, 2005 3:06 PM PST

Now: More than Likely!!! Hopefully someone is searching and will let us know in a definative way. Happy

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When a large company like Sony
by mrobzo / November 12, 2005 5:19 AM PST

Starts to implant hostile programs into your computor without express consent. It is time to boycott all products from that company. I own so much Sony ****, that I am in deep regret of all the profit that they have made off of me. They will never make another penny off of me. Anyone who doesn't, betrays only themselves because a trojan has already been discovered that allows hackers full reign over your computor. Only Computor Associates is treating this threat as a hostile virus.

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Works with DVD too
by SylentStar / November 12, 2005 11:22 AM PST

AnyDVD tackles Sony DRM Rootkit Virus!

If AnyDVD is installed and active on your PC, the new so-called "Sony DRM Rootkit Virus" has no access to your system and the affected audio CD appears unprotected regardless!

http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html

An endless fight... good and evil.

Happy

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My little nightmare began
by mrobzo / November 24, 2005 4:51 AM PST

When I bid on a few Sony mini disc players. The price was so low, I couldn't resist. I won two bids off of Ubid. They were delivered in short order for about$179.00 including shipping. What I didn't know was that a refurbished Sony will never work on another computor. They only sell the rights once and from there on in, I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work. Does anyone care to speculate on my stupidity regarding DRM and me?

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