[Dshield] Sony DRM CDs infect Macs, too
anonymous.squirrel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 01:57:07 GMT 2005
At least you need to put in the admin password, signalling you that
something is amiss (What? I only wanted to play a song. What is this
Sony stuff trying to do?) .
Does anyone know what the crippleware does?
On 11/10/05, Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
> Via Boing Boing.
> Simon sez, "On Macintouch today, Darren Dittrich reports that Sony's DRM software targets Macs too. Digging into the "enhanced" content on the disk, he found a Start.app that, when run, shows a license agreement, then asks you for an admin password. On entering this, it installs two kernel extensions, PhoenixNub1.kext and PhoenixNub12.kext."
> Note that these aren't the rootkits that infect Windows PCs -- Sony's Mac crippleware comes from a different vendor called Suncomm.
> - ferg
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