Did Someone Not Pay Attention? Rootkits Found On New DVDs
from the whoops dept
You would think, given all of the negative publicity surrounding the Sony BMG rootkit fiasco, that any company releasing content with copy protection would be careful to make sure that copy protection didn’t use rootkit-like functionality. If you thought so, unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Digg points us to an F-Secure blog post claiming that the German version of the DVD Mr. & Mrs. Smith has some new copy protection that at least has “rootkit-like cloaking technology.” The Digg post incorrectly blames Sony BMG, who appear to have nothing to do with this DVD (it’s a 20th Century Fox offering). It’s also not clear from the description how bad the rootkit is. Either way, it seems a bit shortsighted of any company to take such a risk these days.