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THIS IS OUTRAGOUS!!!!! – luke

luke

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From: I use your computer as my second Linux box
Registered: 10-30-2005
JUST TAKE A LOOK:
http://rtw.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=3,3671,0,10
http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html
http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/more-on-sony-dangerous-decloaking.html
thank god I don't listen to music, just thought some of you might want to know..

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Jari

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Registered: 03-11-2005
That's wrong...

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pencilhero

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Isnt it annoying having ppl spying you. :/

sony told that they will stop putting the "rootkit" on their cds
but in the end... they did it!lol 0_0 o_O X_0
*"correction" ooops read it wrong the artile was positive"

Ain't that lol also kanspersky and symantec caught up too using
"rootkit" here http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=5537

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[This message has been edited by pencilhero (edited January 15, 2006).]

buddboy

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From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
i think that it's crazy and messed up... especially because the guy said it's ok because the public doesn't care or know and that we are so stupid that we deserve it... it's stupid...

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ArchAngel

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From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
I'm with jari and my bs-alarm is going off. anyhow...


...Luke, you don't listen to music? seriuosly? music is like my life blood. I listen to it whenever I can. play it when I'm not so lazy.


... yeah, I don't play too often...

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luke

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From: I use your computer as my second Linux box
Registered: 10-30-2005
Well I do listen to classical music <i>occasionally</i> but never pop, rock, rap ect. IE no music that the authors of were alive in the last century or two

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QuestLeader

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From: My house, Va, USA
Registered: 04-20-2005
I love music. My life is music, lol. I play the violin, and I sing. I listen to music like 24/7, mostly Kutless (The best band EVER!)

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pencilhero

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Just some news
from Cnet thought let you now... XD
although their 10 days old XD

Court OKs Sony "rootkit" CD settlement


A New York judge has given a preliminary approval to the settlement of consumers' lawsuits against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, according to an Associated Press report .

The suits were filed after the exposure of serious security risks to computers that had played one of dozen Sony CDs, which had copy protection software included. In the settlement, Sony has agreed to stop producing the CDs, and replace the purchased versions of the CDs with ones lacking copy protection.

Consumers who bought one of the CDs will also be given the choice of receiving a cash payment of $7.50, and the rights to download one album online, or the ability to download three albums online.

Sony had previously announced that it would recall all the affected CDs, and would replace the discs for consumers who had already purchased one. The settlement agreement was announced in late December.


---"""...or the ability to download three albums online."""---
*goes and buys 20 sony bmg cds*
ok let's see 20 x 3= 60 albums loooooooool XD

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luke

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From: I use your computer as my second Linux box
Registered: 10-30-2005
Jeesh, they should at least provide some software to get rid of the root kit that is still on the comp after they recall the disks...

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pencilhero

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nope the unistaller made the things worse, here 's an article from foxnews

--Sony BMG Rootkit 'Fix' Only Makes Things Worse---
BOSTON The fallout from a hidden copy-protection program that Sony BMG Music Entertainment put on some CDs is only getting worse. Sony's suggested method for removing the program widened the security hole the original software created, researchers say.

Microsoft windows antispyware can block it and remove it without destroying your pc(and as i recall they have a stand - alone tool that does this) XD also adaware and some others can remove it too...

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QuestLeader

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From: My house, Va, USA
Registered: 04-20-2005
I wonder if this will affect the sales of the PS3 at all, I mean because Sony cost lots of people lots of money, mabee they wouldnt buy anything from them anymore?

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CPUFreak91

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I love music... I have a rootkit checker running under linux every hour... just another piece of security.

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