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Thursday, January 13, 2005

DRM - the revenge

posted by Mu at 1/13/2005 09:58:00 AM

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If you're into techblogging, DRM (digital rights management) has been one of the most contentious issues for years. Not only does it cover a variety of copy protection schemes, it's often used to get identifying features onto your machine, and finally get rid of that pesky annonymous internet user.
MS has introduced DRM features with XP SP2 and their latest media player version. But now the meanies have fought back, immedieately taking this new feature as an avenue to serve you better - with trojans that is. One researcher reported 78 new folders, over 700 new files and more than 11,000 registry entries after getting one of these little trojans.
So be carefull with that next episode of survivor you download because cable was out at the wrong time.