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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 10:19 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Daily Report #5 - Goodbye Sony Rootkit

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Sales of Sony 'rootkit' CDs Continue

In spite of a warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.us-cert.gov), some national retailers continue to sell music CDs containing the Sony 'rootkit' software.

Since Thanksgiving day I have seen 'rootkit' CDs available for sale at KMart, Walmart, FYE, and Circuit City. The Sony website (www.sonybmg.com) does not use the word 'recall'. Nor has Sony ordered retailers to return these CDs. What Sony offers is an 'exchange' whereby the customer can swap 'rootkit' CDs with CDs of the same title but without the XCP software. There is nothing to prevent Sony fom giving these customers CDs with the Sunncomm copy protection software.

Sales of these CDs will likely continue until retail stocks are exhauste. It seems that Sony is more interested in its profits than the well-being of its customers.
Left by Chris Tover on Dec 01, 2005 2:18 PM

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