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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    Dylan Johnston, Jan 16th, 2006 @ 2:42pm

    Sorry but.

    O RLY?

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    Chris H, Jan 16th, 2006 @ 5:07pm

    No Subject Given

    Hopefully, most of them are behind strong firewalls with good (functioning and up-to-date) virus scanners and they don't allow users to plug in their own laptops....

    what are the odds... slim to none if their anything like my company.

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    Otac0n, Jan 16th, 2006 @ 9:54pm

    Re: Sorry but.

    YES RLY!

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  4. identicon
    Andrew Strasser, Jan 16th, 2006 @ 10:15pm


    That bad eh... WOOPS!

    Someone in the company before development:

    "Well we'll only lose small profits from this as consumers won't respond so we'll continue production."

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