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Another Sony Rootkit Worms its Way to the Surface

JacKz5o

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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.

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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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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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Having a hidden folder doesn't instantly mean it is vulnerable to attack.