Sony Issues Tool to Remove Flawed Software
At long last, Sony BMG has released a program that should help customers who may have installed its deeply flawed anti-piracy program to remove the thing entirely from their PCs.
Last month, it came to light that at least 52 different Sony BMG titles installed invasive software on Windows machines if users played the discs on their computers. Security researchers soon discovered dangerous security holes in the anti-piracy software itself, then found more frightening problems with a patch the company issued to help remove a feature of the program that virus writers were using to hide their creations on affected machines.
I hope for Sony's sake that this tool does not introduce even more security or stability problems, but I guess only time will tell.
December 7, 2005; 1:27 PM ET
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