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Sony BMG Urges Security Fix for CDs

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 7 Dec 2005 00:24:33 -0500

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Tuesday some 5.7
million of its CDs were shipped with anti-piracy technology that
requires a new software patch to plug a potential security breach in
computers used to play the CDs.

The security vulnerability was discovered by online civil liberty
group Electronic Frontier Foundation and brought to the attention of
Sony BMG, which has been under fire in recent weeks over security
issues with an unrelated CD copy-protection plan.

The company said Tuesday it brought the issue up with the MediaMax
software maker, SunnComm Technologies Inc., which has developed a
software patch to fix the problem.


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