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Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:10:25 +0200
From: Paul Sebastian Ziegler <psz@...erved.de>
To: Quark IT - Hilton Travis <Hilton@...rkIT.com.au>,
	bugtraq@...urityfocus.com
Subject: Re: Sony: The Return Of The Rootkit

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Quark IT - Hilton Travis schrieb:
> Hi All,
>
> Apparently Sony cannot learn from their past and have introduced another
> rootkit with another of their devices.  This time it is their Microvault
> USB drive that has fingerprint security.

That is not exactly new news.

The devices are old and all that is "rootkit-like" about them is the
fact that they interact with the kernel in order to hide their own files
from corruption.

Not everything that interacts with the kernel is a rootkit. Or would
anyone want to classify GRSecurity as a rootkit? RBAC will let you hide
parts of your filesystem as well...

> Have a read of

Have another one:
http://observed.de/?entnum=101

Now I was outraged by Sony's Copyprotection Rootkit - but this is simply
something different.

Many Greetings
Paul

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