Why You Shouldn't Buy Products From Sony This Season

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by westland, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    Sony's rootkits, by design, are virtually undetectable by anti-virus and anti-spam products. Even if they are detected, they integrate themselves so completely into the operating system that they are almost impossible to remove without going through a clean OS installation.

    Here's the skinny
  2. It only installs the rootkit if you have "Auto-play" turned on.

    So you can still buy CDs from sony, just have auto play turned off.
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I... don't care.

    *goes back to using his mac*
  4. i'm not planning on getting any sony stuff because their stuff is expensive!
  5. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    Dear Friends:

    You have successfully missed the point. Don't buy Sony, not because it's dangerous to you but because they have behaved unethically, and if they aren't brought to heel the next attack will be aimed at you. We shouldn't reward companies that act in this way regardless of whether we ourselves suffer for it.

    Kelly (from a Mac)
  6. Read this on slashdot last week. I won't buying from Sony until they get themselves sued into a corner.
  7. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

  8. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    They've gone too far. And they know it now.

    Best of luck to them in attempting to restore consumer goodwill. I'm not buying their stuff either.
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    thanks you, for thinking.
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Thanks for the info!

  11. I will keep this in mind.
  12. KSDbass


    Mar 25, 2005
    your right! everytime i turn on my damn computer, it freezes for about ten minutes, and when it unfreezes, a norton popup comes up and say that the FURootkit trojan has been cleaned and deleted!
  13. mr tea

    mr tea

    Mar 9, 2005
    i may have been out making a cuppa when the memo came round, but what have sony done that is so unethical?
  14. did you read the article? It's pretty clear.

    what's next, a "MyFirstHacker" kit for the kidddies?
  15. jkritchey


    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Click the link. In a nutshell, in an effort to enforce copyrights, the designed a stealth mechanism called a rootkit that behaves like a trojan virus, and can not be detected or cleaned from your machine. Already the Sony rootkit has been reverse engineered by virus writers and turned loose.

    There basic MO was, we'll install stuff on your PC that you can't take off with out telling you about it, to protect us against the oddchance that you might possibly one day be obliged to share the music...

    It could be considered a little heavy handed...
  16. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    This is a lot like StarForce copy protection for PC games. I won't buy any games, even as gifts for others, that have Starforce protection. Guess where I stand with Sony? ;)
  17. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    lol.. This guy says google is evil..
  18. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Wow that really pisses me off. I love Sony-- why do they gotta pull this stupid sht?
  19. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
  20. The only sony thing I plan on buying in the future is the ps3 :cool: