Sony Says It Will Patch The Rootkit… Sort Of
from the too-little-too-late? dept
Sony BMG and First 4 Internet, the makers of the rootkit copy protection that’s getting so much attention these days, have announced that they’ll be releasing a patch to fix the problem, while also delivering a fix to various anti-virus firms to put into their tools as well. Note that this patch doesn’t actually remove the copy protection or even make it that easy to uninstall. It just reveals the part that was hidden deeply in the computer. This isn’t quite the response that folks like Ed Felten suggested they take. Also, no word on whether or not other labels that use the same tools, like Universal Music, will also be releasing the patch.