As you probably remember, a few years back there was a huge mess when Sony Music (at the time, Sony BMG) was caught installing a rootkit
via the DRM it used on CDs. That created a huge legal headache for Sony, with the company eventually agreeing to replace all those CDs. You would think that Sony, as a whole, would now be a lot more careful about such things. Yet, as TorrentFreak
points out, an analysis of the new PS3 firmware suggests that there's a rootkit in there
, which will allow Sony to control the PS3 device that you thought (incorrectly) that you bought. It's almost as if Sony is telling people to stop buying PS3s. Update
: A lot of folks are claiming this isn't really a rootkit
, and that the story has been blown out of proportion. Reading through the details suggest this is absolutely a possibility.