Sony BMG Rootkit Vulnerabilities Still Widespread

from the take-my-machine-please dept

While Sony's CEO blows off the rootkit fiasco, damage from it is still widespread, with a researcher saying this weekend that machines on at least 350,000 networks still have the vulnerability opened by copy-protection software from Sony BMG CDs, including military and government computers. The number is down from when the similar survey was run a month earlier in November, showing 568,000 networks with computers that had asked to lookup a server used by the software. Of course, this only accounts for the XCP software; there's no word on how many machines were infected by MediaMax, the other copy protection Sony BMG used, that opened security holes in users' PCs.


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