Monday, September 3rd 2007

Another Sony Rootkit Worms its Way to the Surface

There have been many accounts of Sony using rootkits in their products back since 2005. However, a new story claims Sony's biometric Micro Vault USM-F thumb drive includes a rootkit which can allow hackers to compromise your PC. The rootkit was first discovered and confirmed by McAfee researchers Aditya Kapoor and Seth Purdy who posted the founding on their blog.Source: Ars Technica
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8 Comments on Another Sony Rootkit Worms its Way to the Surface

#1
Ravenas
All rootkits are vulnerable to attacks...
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#2
a111087
Does Sony actually tries to get rid of any potential customers or what?
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
either that or someone wants sony to get the message that rootkits are evil.
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#4
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
They are trying to make us so angry that we buy their products just to smash them... AHA! A conspiracy...
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#5
Wile E
Power User
If you read more into it, it wasn't a malicious attempt by them this time. It was part of the way the security software worked. The updated revisions eliminated this problem, long before it was ever brought to light.
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#6
Tory
There has?

There has?

There have :shadedshu

BTW, hey Jack. It's fishie36 from OCN.
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#7
JacKz5o
by: Tory
There has?

There has?

There have :shadedshu

BTW, hey Jack. It's fishie36 from OCN.
Fixed :) Thanks fishie :slap:
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Having a hidden folder doesn't instantly mean it is vulnerable to attack.
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