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Sony to Recall disk and Root Kit uninstaller leaves security hole!

Posted by geeknews at 11:04 AM on November 15, 2005

Sony is going to announce a recall of all of the CD’s that have the Rootkit installed on them and will be refunding money for customers with these disk. Now I wonder if they are going to pay to have customers take their computers to a repair shop and have their computers fixed. Not to mention that it is being reported that their online uninstaller causes the computer to be left in a state that has a security vulnerability.

I wonder if Sony has learned a lesson in this. They still have a very long way to go to clean up this mess and I hope other companies have added some notes to their never ever do this list. [www.freedom-to-tinker.com] [USA Today]

One Comment

  1. From applenews at 12:28 pm on November 15, 2005

    I think it’s good they are doing this. But This has left a bad taste in my mouth with Sony. I don’t think I will be buying things from Sony for a very long time