Its been a busy week for me, so it's only now that I'm getting a chance to catch up with what's going on the world of IT, or even watch or listen to the news. Hence apologies if you've already seen this.
For me, RSS is a great way of catching up, and one feed I always read is that of Mark Russinovich. I am utterly shocked and stunned read some of his findings about DRM protected CD Audio employed by a certain large "giant". Normally, I wouldn't comment on news like this except on anything except my personal blog, but I'm am so outraged and stunned by what I've discovered having spent the past hour or so researching and reading about the techniques and implications of the "RootKit" approach and the legalities, the fact that a half-baked patch has been issued, and the follow up entry from yesterday on Marks blog about the way that the software "calls" home.
Yes, there is a huge amount of publicity out there about this, but what worries me most now is that even with that publicity, how many home users are really going to take action on it? There is a probable chain reaction:
Crikey! Maybe I'm over-reacting. Lets hope so!
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