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Silicon.com: Sony recalls millions of copy-protected CDs Nov 17 2005 09:07AM
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Sony recalls millions of copy-protected CDs

Risk is of "pandemic" proportions, says security researcher

By John Borland

Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment said on Tuesday that it
will recall millions of CDs that, if played in a consumer's PC,
will expose the computer to serious security risks.

The company made the announcement - its second public apology since
the CDs' risks came to light last week - just as security
researchers found several other potentially dangerous flaws in the
software.

Princeton University computer science professor Ed Felten yesterday
wrote in his blog that he and a fellow researcher had confirmed
that Sony's initial web-based uninstall tool - designed to
uninstall the copy-protection software deposited by Sony's CDs -
actually exposed a critical vulnerability on computers.

The full story:
http://software.silicon.com/security/0,39024655,39154285,00.htm

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