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Another Sony Rootkit Worms its Way to the Surface

Discussion in 'News' started by JacKz5o, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    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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    All rootkits are vulnerable to attacks...
     
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    Does Sony actually tries to get rid of any potential customers or what?
     
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    either that or someone wants sony to get the message that rootkits are evil.
     
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    They are trying to make us so angry that we buy their products just to smash them... AHA! A conspiracy...
     
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    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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    There has?

    There has?

    There have :shadedshu

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