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  •  Sony uses a rootkit (none)
    check out Mark's article at Sysinternals

    http://www.sysinternals.com/...

    Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit. Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys, and other system objects from diagnostic and security software, and they are usually employed by malware attempting to keep their implementation hidden (see my "Unearthing Rootkits" article from the June issue of Windows IT Pro Magazine for more information on rootkits). The RKR results window reported a hidden directory, several hidden device drivers, and a hidden application:

    Rootkits are what everyone else in the world spends millions on to get rid of. But I suppose if you are a sociopathic corp you can justify anything.

    I wonder if Sony's next press release will be in 'leet speak'?

    godless-heathen-commie-pinko-America-hating-Eurotrash

    by brenda on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 05:01:39 PM PST

    •  For the nontechies here ... (none)
      Mark Russinovich, of sysinternals.com, knows more about Windows internals than just about anyone, including the designers.

      And it took him hours to find and get rid of the thing.

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