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It seems that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are spreading the rootkit love with the German DVD release of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. This DVD uses a copy protection mechanism that is being described as using "rootkit-like cloaking technology." The DVD uses Settec Alpha-DISC copy protection that manages to hide its processes, but it does not hide any files. So it isn t as bad as Sony's recent rootkit blunders, at least in practice.


Even though the files are easily visible and scanable by anti-virus software, that doesn t mean malware couldn't easily hide in the processes.

Plus, hey—that's our computer.

More Insanity: Rootkit Delivery via DVD [Digital Media Thoughts]