Sony rootkit case - premature victory declaration?

Thursday, 1 December 2005, 4:15 AM EST

Two weeks ago I declared victory in what the media is now referring to as the “Sony rootkit debacle”, but now I’m wondering if I jumped the gun. It turns out that the CDs containing the XCP rootkit technology are still widely available, there’s still no sign of an uninstaller, and comments made recently by the president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) make it clear that the music industry is still missing the point.

By Mark Russinovich at the Sysinternals blog.

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