from the when-good-rootkits-go-bad-on-fox dept.
BokLM writes "Wired has an interesting article from Bruce Schneier about what's happening with the Sony Rootkit, and criticizing the anti-virus companies for not protecting its users. From the article: 'Much worse than not detecting it before Russinovich's discovery was the deafening silence that followed. When a new piece of malware is found, security companies fall over themselves to clean our computers and inoculate our networks. Not in this case.'"
Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers
something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.