Windows DRM Installs RIAA Spyware on Your PC

January 5, 2005

If your for the war on software piracy I ask you to think twice: when the police lower themselves to lower levels than the pirates, or in historical speak: more criminal than the criminals, you start to question who to support:

Windows DRM Installs RIAA Spyware on Your PC: he RIAA or their agents ?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Ǩ¬ù is seeding file-sharing services with files that, when downloaded, exploit a Windows security vulnerability to install spyware on your PC. And that?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s not all. According to the PC World report:

When we played the modified files, the License Acquisition dialog box showed a page containing ads and quickly spawned more IE windows, each containing a different ad.

Not only did we get bombarded with unwanted ads, but one of the ad windows in a video file tried to install adware onto our test PC surreptitiously, while another added items to our browser’s Favorites list and attempted to change our home page. And a window from the original music file asked to download a file called, which contained the installer for 180search Assistant, commonly categorized as an adware program.