Sony’s Woes

Published on November 18, 2005

Sony just can’t catch a break, can they? First, we hear reports about the Sony DRM installing a rootkit. Then comes news of said rootkit phoning home, as well as indications of a trojan exploiting this technology. And finally, there’s news of a giant security hole in the rootkit removal software.

Although I’ve owned a few of their products, I’ve never been a fan of Sony. They try too hard to force their own proprietary ‘standards’ upon the industry, yet they always seem to fail in this endeavor. Sony certainly must have a substantial back catalog of failed technologies (as I’m sure many large companies do). Somehow, I don’t feel sorry for them during this time of crisis. In these days of juggernauts like Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s, it’s nice to occasionally see one of them stumble and fall.

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