Can SecuROM site really be called malicious?

lordpake
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Can SecuROM site really be called malicious?

Post by lordpake » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:33 pm

Yes it's DRM and all but yellow with "malicious content" comments. This is a Sony website ... hard to believe such a site would spread malware.

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/securom.com

We are not talking about Starforce here which was an entirely different case IMHO.

lordpake
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More on the topic, another

Post by lordpake » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:57 pm

More on the topic, another site this time. Logica bad? Former WM-data (Finns know the company). No comments there but yellow overall with red vendor/privacy/child safety? Eh ... Last time I checked they didn't deal pr0n.

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/logica.fi

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Sami
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Re: More on the topic

Post by Sami » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:14 pm

I'm guessing someone had a really bad customer experience back when we didn't have the scorecard...

phantazm
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Lets correct...

Post by phantazm » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:08 pm

I've added a new green rating to counter, and
asked red raters to document their claims.
Also requested a comment...

logicman
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Sony DRM - old news.

Post by logicman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:11 pm

Sony DRM is a sore point with many people.

By definition, anything put on a computer without the owners knowledge or consent, or, where such consent would certainly NOT be given, is malware by definition.

The worst kind of malware is the rootkit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Sony_BMG_CD_copy_protection_scandal

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phantazm
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New news..?

Post by phantazm » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:22 pm

Ok, I had momentarily forgotten about the rootkit scandal.
But isn't that history now? Is SONY a read company now?

Thanks for the first link in this case; a bit of context makes it less weird.

But what's the present news..?

GraemeL
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/agree logicman

Post by GraemeL » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:26 pm

I have them rated at 1 for trustworthiness, reliability and privacy...

The software is stealth installed.
It's impossible to get support when it breaks things.
It phones home without asking for permission.

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Re: But what's the present news..?

Post by GraemeL » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:38 pm

Their software is used for DRM in Spore and has been in the news on various gaming sites over the past few weeks. This is probably why it's seen the activity.

EA, who produce Spore have already backed down on the severity of their DRM restrictions on the game twice.

Edit to add:
[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10050717-52.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 t=_self]Cnet news story[/url] on a class action suit over the inclusion of SecuROM in the game.

lordpake
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Perhaps all things about

Post by lordpake » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:34 pm

Perhaps all things about SecuROM are valid, but how can anyone rate the technical/marketing site for it bad?

There are no downloads available as far as I can see. THIS SITE CAN NOT INFECT ANYONE :)

Instead go rate the websites of those game manufacturers who choose to use SecuROM and distribute it willingly with their games.

As far as I can see, the securom(dot)com site is safe and clean.

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logicman
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Re: rating the root.

Post by logicman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:22 pm

The best way to deal with something that people agree to be a bad thing is to complain about its source. This rootkit DRM rubbish is used in CDs and DVDs from a large number of sources. We would have to rate the movie company, the movie publisher, the distributor and the DVD manufacturer.

btw I haven't rated the DRM production site. Yes, I think it's garbage, but no, I don't think it's any danger to the average consumer. Yes, it can 'phone home', but no, it doesn't phone Alex Polyakov.
http://spamtrackers.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Alex_Polyakov

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