|11-05-2005, 09:16 AM||#1|
Dazed And Frantic
Join Date: Mar 2004
Extended Copy Protection or XCP
Sony BMG, the record company part of the multinational corporation that makes laptops, TVs, movies and many other things, is in trouble this week thanks to a copy protection scheme it has used on a number of its CDs.
The software, called Extended Copy Protection or XCP, hides itself on your hard drive using techniques normally reserved for viruses, worms and trojans, which use similar "rootkits" to evade detection.
And if you notice it is there and try to remove it you may stop your computer recognising its CD drive.
|11-08-2005, 01:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2001
I didn't notice this the first time 'round, but my thread on the rootkits addresses this as well as well as tips to try to hack it out