Monday, October 31, 2005

Sony DRM Rootkit

I read this post from Mark Russinovich’s blog today and it really struck me how far record companies have taken DRM schemes.  This particular DRM infestation was especially nasty and very few people would know how to remove it or detect it (except by the errors it can cause).

It is this type of unauthorized and potentially malicious software installations for which other authors have been sued.  I would have been furious had this software been installed without my permission or knowledge, especially when no un-installation exists.