Do you trust Sony with your PC?

This is important. Mark Russinovich, a respected Windows expert, developed a tool to find rootkits that run under Windows. As he was running it on one of his computers that he was sure was clean, he found a rootkit! It turns out to have been installed by a Sony music CD.

The mainstream media has now taken note: Security Fix – Brian Krebs on Computer Security – (

I certainly won’t be buying any CDs with DRM on them — or at least won’t be ripping them on a Windows system.