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Old 12-02-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
beeblequix
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SONY BMG root kit -- do their discs play on Linux?


Here's the list of music CD's affected:
http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/english/titles.html

Here's a basic description of what happens when you uninstall their malware from W1nderZ:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11...y_rootkit_drm/

Here's a links describing the active X open-door to malware post-sony:
http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/48

Here's a link to XCP's site:
http://www.xcp-aurora.com/

Here's a link that shows that some of their code is actually open-source stolen and not mentioned from the LAME encoder(for shame, for shame):
http://www.the-interweb.com/serendip...L-Part-II.html

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_So...on_controversy
http://australianit.news.com.au/arti...-15321,00.html


Ok. My basic question is Can one of these malware-infested Sony audio CD's affect/hoze a Linux system? Can a Linux-based system even play their XCP CD?

I do not own one of their titles. Anyone else? Anyone willing to give it a try? If Linux apps are able to play them without problems that's just that much more reason to use Linux over Windows....


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Old 12-02-2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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A linux system will play the CD's just fine, and no, it wont hurt the system.
 
  


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