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chin_wan
23-11-2005, 05:58 PM
...when you pop one of these new Sony CDs into your computer, you've taken the first step on a dangerous journey into privacy violations, security holes, draconian licensing agreements, and maybe even a broken computer.

Making use of the CD ''autorun'' feature -- the default setting on most Windows-based operating systems -- the Sony software starts up immediately when you insert one of the problematic CDs into your computer. During the autorun sequence, the XCP software quietly installs itself from the CD, without your explicit knowledge or permission, much like your run-of-the-mill virus or spyware application.

Read more here (http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3565746)