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11/13/2005 Archived Entry: "Sony CDs Endanger Avian Flu Response - DHS"
Sony CDs Endanger Avian Flu Response
No kidding. That what Stewart Baker of the U.S. ReichsHauptSicherheitAmt -- er, Department of Homeland Security -- seems to be saying about the Sony CD rootkit:
"If we have an avian flu outbreak here and it is even half as bad as the 1918 flu, we will be enormously dependent on being able to get remote access for a large number of people, and keeping the infrastructure functioning is going to be a matter of life and death and we take it very seriously."
The Bush administration is hyping the avian flu bugbear everywhere, it seems.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is updating their anti-spyware tool to detect and remove the Sony rootkit. No word yet on whether Microsoft will be charged under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. —brad