Last week I “wrote about how software Sony/BMG installs on their customers PC to prevent copying”:http://www.geekfun.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=674 of, say, the CD you just bought onto your iPod. The software uses questionable techniques to hide itself which could be exploited by writers of viruses and other Malware.
Or rather, it IS being exploited by writers of Malware. This week brought the “first report of a trojan that takes advantage of the Sony installed backdoor”:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/10/sony_drm_trojan/.
Mark Russinovich has an update on “Sony’s lame response to the whole situation”:http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/sony-you-dont-reeeeaaaally-want-to_09.html