Hey Sony! You gonna get JAILED!

Thanks for installing malicious stealth software on people’s computers when they play CDs.

It would be a terrible shame if someone put one of their CDs into a machine that happened to control some part of the infrastructure here in the U.S. that is responsible for people’s lives, and that machine happened to fail, because then they would be guilty of industrial terrorism. And that would be bad.

If that first link above makes your eyes glaze over, a simpler version of the story can be found at the WFMU blog, where I found the story in the first place.

Don’t buy copy protected CDs. And if you happen to get one, join a class action suit. They need to get spanked hard for rootkitting people’s machines like this.

5 thoughts on “Hey Sony! You gonna get JAILED!

  1. You mean like the LAFD dispatcher you heard using AIM?
    “Copy-protected CD takes down e-911: Sony presses PR nuclear holocaust button”

    1. Re: Thanks for the link!
      Oh cool. I looked first at the sysinternals page and saw no trackback and then realized you meant the WFMU page. I didn’t know LJ did trackbacks properly at all!

      1. Re: Thanks for the link!
        Yeah, I realized that was ambiguous right after I’d submitted my comment. And you’re right about LJ not doing trackbacks: I had to hack that in myself!

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