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    Default Security firm F-Secure says some Sony USB drives use rootkits.

    <P style="LINE-HEIGHT: 13.5pt">F-Secure: Sony using rootkits again Click Here
    Security firm F-Secure says some Sony USB drives use rootkits. The drives create a hidden directory to hide critical files. This directory could be used to hide malware, too. Last year, Sony used a rootkit to copy protect CDs. Criminals subsequently exploited the rootkit.<xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>

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    I am not surprised by this.I've boycotted all Sony products since the first rootkit fiasco.This company has absolutely no respect for users.
    Thanks for the post George

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    Your Welcome..
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    Default Re: Security firm F-Secure says some Sony USB drives use rootkits.

    Me too. I won't even buy blank CDs from Sony!

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    Default Re: Security firm F-Secure says some Sony USB drives use rootkits.

    Its always a good idea to go exploring disks from within a LINUX distro (eg UBUNTU). Nothing is hidden if you log in with root priveleges and you can delete things you don't like the look of!

    By the way, my old work Dell PC had a hidden partition that I only detected when I used SnapShot to back up the hard drive. I'm not sure what the format of the partition was but it wasn't NTFS or FAT. It may have had something to do with booting and all the bloatware they add on but apart from that I have no idea what was on it or what it was doing. I'm sure it was put there by Dell. My new Dell laptop has no extra partitions.

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