Re: [Full-disclosure] This crap needs to stop
From: Goetz Von Berlichingen (goetzvonberlichingen_at_comcast.net)
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 22:15:39 -0700 To: Eliah Kagan <email@example.com>
Eliah Kagan wrote:
> To say that every time a company makes a mistake that hurts their
> users is as bad as Sony installing rootkits on people's computers
> nickels and dimes the issue of personal privacy and corporate spying
> and makes it more difficult to fight true corporate maliciousness.
> On the other hand, yeah, something should be done about this. It's
> really, really bad when every once in a while a device ships with
> malware, whatever the intention.
I remember buying a Sony laptop back in about 2001, running
Systemworks on it, and getting back a report of 50-some odd registry
problems and 4 instances of malcode (I think they were all virii). I
reformatted from the Sony-supplied image CDs and they were all on the
I just don't think Sony cares what the consumer gets from them.
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