Monday, November 21, 2005

Adhesive tape vs Rootkit: 1 - 0

Valentina, a young reader of SpaghettiTech, wrote me a tears-soaked email, saying that her daddy forbidded her to play her favorite Ricky Martin cd, because of the Rootkit issue.

Well, Valentina: just head for your desk drawer and grab a roll of grip tape: according to this article, you can defeat the nasty DRM just applying a small piece of (opaque) tape to the outer edge of the disc, preventing the session containing the DRM from being read.
BUT: as a BBR member points out, putting tape on CDs will likely unbalance the disk, leading to possible damages to the drive.

(source: The Register via BBR Security Forum)

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