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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tank-Top and Shorts?

While not the first to point out the lack of malware utility response to the Sony rootkit, Groklaw is pointing out something few seem to have noticed (original source):

The creator of the copy-protection software, a British company called First 4 Internet, said the cloaking mechanism was not a risk, and that its team worked closely with big antivirus companies such as Symantec to ensure that was the case. The cloaking function was aimed at making it difficult, though not impossible, to hack the content protection in ways that have been simple in similar products, the company said.
So the antivirus companies were working with the maker of the rootkit to begin with? Hope you brought some cool clothes, because it's hot where we're going.

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