Sony incident leads government to consider rootkit ban

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
    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. :)
  • aevm
    LOL, I just noticed the article is almost 3 years old. :) :)