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Sony Likes Their New Black Hats

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Looking for more examples of corporations going too far in their misguided quest for DRM? Here’s Sony’s recent exploration into using rootkits to manage DRM on your computer without your knowledge. The process is derived from malware, and I wouldn’t be suprised if more malicious people out there take advantage of the exploit.

Here’s the story from the guy who figured it out.

UPDATE: Wired News has an excellent follow up article on this issue here.