Sunday, November 20, 2005

Microsoft to remove Sony CD code

I found this amusing. Apparently, to prevent piracy of their music CDs -- ie. copying their CDs on Windows computers, Sony BMG has included a piece of software called XCP, that buries itself clandestinely in the OS, unbeknownst to the user. Microsoft's malware team has found the software and will be including tools in their next anti-spyware release to remove it. Microsoft contends that the software fits their definition of being malicious. I have to agree. Since when is anyone allowed to install software on my computer without first asking my permission?

This was found at the Short and Simple blog.

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