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  • BioShock installs a rootkit

    As posted on Slash Dot News;


    Sony (the owner of SecureROM copy protection) is still up to its old tricks. One would think that they would have learned their lesson after the music CD DRM fiasco, which cost them millions. However, they have now started infesting PC gaming with their invasive DRM. Facts have surfaced that show that the recently released PC game BioShock installs a rootkit, which embeds itself into Explorer, as part of its SecureROM copy-protection scheme. Not only that, but just installing the demo infects your system with the rootkit. This begs the question: Since when did demos need copy protection?"
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    A link to Tom's Hardware
    http://www.twitchguru.com/site/flash...m_problem.html
    Last edited by kin3; 08-25-2007, 11:57 AM. Reason: update
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  • #2
    Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

    Good that I downloaded and then accidentally deleted the game before installing it. I thought it's probably a sign from god not to play that game and didn't download again.
    So Vista does not protect against rootkits?
    Does uninstalling the game remove the rootkit?

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    • #3
      Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

      Uh, is it really that big a deal?
      Life in Bogota is a lot like a big box of Colombian chocolates. You never know when you'll get blown up by the FARC.

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      • #4
        Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

        what the hell is a root kit?



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        • #5
          Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

          Originally posted by Snail88 View Post
          what the hell is a root kit?
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit

          "A rootkit is a set of software tools intended to conceal running processes, files or system data from the operating system. Rootkits have their origin in benign applications, but in recent years have been used increasingly by malware to help intruders maintain access to systems while avoiding detection."

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          • #6
            Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

            In other words, absolutely nothing. waaa-waaa.

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            • #7
              Re: BioShock installs a rootkit

              Clearing the air: Bioshock does not contain a rootkit

              My effort to kill Internet misinformation and rumors.
              -33rd- BaneII
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