Friday, November 4, 2005

Sony DRM Rootkit has an Actual Use

Following on the tail of my previous post on this subject, it turns out that there is actually a beneficial use to the Sony rootkit installed as part of their DRM scheme: cheating on WoW.  Yes, that’s right, it turns out that Blizzard’s anti-cheat software cannot detect the cheating programs when they take advantage of the “$sys$” naming format that turns files invisible with the rootkit’s help.  Full details can be found here.