[Dshield] Rootkits All Around: Universal Music Has It ,Too
mrcorp at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 2 19:34:39 GMT 2005
So am I to understand that this program takes Root ownership away from the system
administrator/owner? That is also hides its activities from antivirus and other tools? and
allows an outside person access to the system?
--- Mark Owen <mr.markowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/2/05, Mrcorp <mrcorp at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps I am a bit confused over terms, but are we talking rootkit, spyware, or something
> else? I
> > find it extremly odd that music companies would be putting rootkits on peoples computers.
> > Mrcorp
> All of the above? When you install Sony's music player to listen to
> your (their?) music cds you also install a rootkit that scans each
> running process for applications that may circumvent copyright
> protection. This rootkit runs independent of the CD you're listening
> to and can not be shut off. The files are embedded into the operating
> system and hidden from view and with no uninstaller making it quite
> difficult to remove.
> Mark Owen
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