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Thread: Rootkit Experience May Lead to Federal Oversight

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    Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
    Thu Feb 16, 7:00 PM ET



    SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA-- A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official warned today that if software distributors continue to sell products with dangerous rootkit software, as Sony BMG Music Entertainment recently did, legislation or regulation could follow.

    "We need to think about how that situation could have been avoided in the first place," said Jonathan Frenkel, director of law enforcement policy with the DHS's Border and Transportation Security Directorate, who was speaking at the RSA Conference 2006 here. "Legislation or regulation may not be appropriate in all cases, but it may be warranted in some circumstances."


    Last year Sony began distributing XCP (Extended Copy Protection) software in some of its products. This digital rights management software, which used rootkit cloaking techniques normally employed by hackers, was later found to be a security risk, and Sony was forced to recall millions of its CDs.


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    Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2006...pcworld/124752

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    hahahahah. We win this one.

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    HCT's Avatar WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    noooooooooooo cause alcohol 120% and deamon tools wont work

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCT
    noooooooooooo cause alcohol 120% and deamon tools wont work
    do you know wtf you're talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCT
    noooooooooooo cause alcohol 120% and deamon tools wont work
    do you know wtf you're talking about?
    Sounds like hes confused

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    sounds like he has the right idea about both those apps using rootkit like techniques to work properly.

    http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/200...t-digital.html

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/13033

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCT
    noooooooooooo cause alcohol 120% and deamon tools wont work
    Quote Originally Posted by 4play
    sounds like he has the right idea about both those apps using rootkit like techniques to work properly.

    http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/200...t-digital.html

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/13033
    oops

    but....daemon and alcohol will still work
    maybe not future versions, depending on how this all shakes out,
    but the current versions will be fine,
    unless there's some patching at the OS's kernel level
    and we all have the choice of what to/not to install from M$ updates

    -edit- this gave me a good laugh:
    I love how people are saying Rootkits are bad and evil almost as if they were spawned from the depths of hell itself to wreak havoc on humanity. Like some kind of demonic entity (rootkit) that posseses said computer and then beats you to death while your sleeping.
    Last edited by fkdup74; 02-22-2006 at 01:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    -edit- this gave me a good laugh:
    I love how people are saying Rootkits are bad and evil almost as if they were spawned from the depths of hell itself to wreak havoc on humanity. Like some kind of demonic entity (rootkit) that posseses said computer and then beats you to death while your sleeping.
    So that's why I wake up with a headache every day
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