Stupid People Alert: Sony
We’ve been beating them up over at pocketpcthoughts.com, but Sony has really lost it. To sum it up, their new Digital Rights Management software (DRM) actually installs a rootkit (malicious back-door software allowing someone else to gain control of part or all of your computer) in your computer in an effort to prevent you from copying the music off the CD. Sony’s response when found out? “Most people don’t know what a rootkit even is”. Yea, that makes us feel better.
So in conclusion, installing backdoor software on your customer’s computers is a pretty stupid thing – it’s also the beginnings of a boycott…
www.pocketpcthoughts.com for more info!