Sony opens Pandora’s box

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Sony opens Pandora’s box

The furore caused by Sony’s rootkit was just the start of its problems, writes Gunter Ollmann

The last quarter of 2005 was an interesting period for malcode. The first web-only worms used cross-site scripting to propagate through popular forums and portals. We saw a zero-day vulnerability in IE that was quickly adapted to install spyware and backdoors on vulnerable hosts browsing ...

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