Sony's DRM Rootkit Comes in Mac Flavor, Too

Sony says it will discontinue distribution of its DRM software, which could pose a "rootkit" security threat to users. But does that include the OS X version?

Sony is reportedly pulling its digital rights management "rootkit" from the market. But it isn't reporting everything. "The Sony copy-protection software does not install itself on Macintosh computers or ordinary CD and DVD players," Reuters reported today. There's just one problem with that statement: it happens to be flat-out wrong. While the XCP version of copy protection is for Windows, there is another Mac-only version of copy protection installed by Sony/BMG CDs.

News source: Security IT Hub

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