Real story of the rogue Rootkit

Friday, 18 November 2005, 8:42 AM EST

On Oct. 31, Mark Russinovich broke the story in his blog: Sony BMG Music Entertainment distributed a copy-protection scheme with music CDs that secretly installed a rootkit on computers. This software tool is run without your knowledge or consent - if it's loaded on your computer with a CD, a hacker can gain and maintain access to your system and you wouldn't know it.

By Bruce Schneier at Wired.

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