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More fallout from the Sony/Columbia/Epic/BMG XCP rootkit exlpoit is detailed on Wired (first time I’ve read Wired in a while). Yikes, the after-effects of such a stupid corporate blunder, compounded by so many people running their MS Windows systems effectively wide open (no security to speak of), are turning out to be huge. Hopefully there is a very real cost from all this that is billed to First4Internet, Sony, and Microsoft. BoingBoing has a nice map of the spread of the infection here.

If you want to find out the impact to yourself, the EFF has a great quick page describing which CDs are infected. Basically only CDs made after March of 2005 have any chance, and apparently only a few of them.

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