Sea of Noise

Thu, 17 Nov 2005

More Info on Sony's Rootkit

The Sony rootkit saga continues to unfold...

Sony has released a list of CDs containing the XCP software. Yes, the company that wants to p0wn your computer apparently carries titles by "Billy Holiday" [sic] and "Dextor Gordon" [sic]. O', the humanity. And, apparently, not buying Sony products is "Healthy in Paranoid Times".

Meanwhile, Dan Kaminsky has used queries of DNS caching to determine that at least 568,200 nameservers have witnessed DNS queries related to the rootkit, which means the damage Sony has wreaked likely extends to millions of hosts, all over the world. Talk about your international terrorism...

[via EFF]

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