Monday, November 21, 2005

Rootkit affected CDs

Slashdot ( for the non-techies in the audience) published a link to the list of 52 CDs that include Sony's rootkit. I'm suddenly very thankful we didn't buy the latest Switchfoot CD!

The Washington Post is reporting that Sony will replace any tainted CD on the list with one that does not have the rootkit program. They are also offering to give folks MP3s, but only after they have received your old CD.

You can find the list at

The latest in this weird, ongoing saga is that the rootkit had even more open source code in it, in violation of the license agreement with that software.

Finally, today's Foxtrot cartoon is appropriate:

Updated 11/23/2005 to fix the URL to the titles affected by Sony's rootkit.

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