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When malware writers fail to generate clean, reliable code, just who can you trust? On the heels of many Windows XP 32-bit users facing blue screen of death errors and unwanted reboots, Microsoft is now confirming that there's a little bit of malicious code sitting at the root of it all. A rootkit,

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February 19, 2010 at 10:46AM
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While everybody was busy with that BioShock \"rootkit\" false alarm -- and subsequently busy playing BioShock -- the folks at F-Secure were uncovering a new, legitimate rootkit problem in the software packaged with Sony's MicroVault USM-F fingerprint reader drives. It took Sony a little while to resp

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BioShock is undoubtedly a critical darling, but it's not without its share of technical woes. 2K Games is already on the ball with the widescreen field of view \"issue,\" and has even slackened activation requirements, allowing for up to five SecuROM activations per copy of BioShock. Unfortunately, ac

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It's been two years since Sony BMG got hit with a number of class action lawsuits for shipping CDs that stealthily installed malware DRM on Windows machines without user permission, and it looks like the company is trying to get back the $5.75M it lost replacing affected discs by suing Amergence, th

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Well that was quick. After forking over $750k to California on Tuesday to settle charges regarding its nefarious rootkit schemes, Sony BMG has brokered a similar deal with 39 more states in the US and A. Luckily for Sony, it looks like they've improved their per-state cost considerably, at a bargain

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This one took a bit longer, but it looks like Sony is still wrapping up these rootkit lawsuits, and this here's another one decided in favor of the consumers. Sony BMG has just settled with attorneys general of LA and California for the low low price of $750,000 -- with the suit claiming that Sony's

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