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Sony incident leads government to consider rootkit ban

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 2 comments

Most electronics consumers had never heard of rootkits before last year's Sony BMG debacle. Now, rootkits have the attention of the U.S. public - and the U.S. government. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday suggested that a measure outlawing the controversial software may be in order.

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    aevm , October 27, 2008 3:48 PM
    It's about time they passed a law like that. The problem is, ban them all, no exceptions? Who decides which exceptions are acceptable? The same people who passed the DMCA? They'd allow Sony and disallow McAfee and Symantec. :) 
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    aevm , October 27, 2008 3:49 PM
    LOL, I just noticed the article is almost 3 years old. :)  :)