Sony

Sony BMG Copy-protection software scandal

To stop piracy Sony BMG distributed a rootkit program through CDs which created vulnerabilities in OS which were exploited by malware. Facing criticisms, they released an “uninstaller” which only un-hid the program and introduced further security vulnerabilities. The Sony BMG CD copy protection rootkit scandal of 2005–2007 concerns deceptive, illegal, and potentially harmful copy protection […]

Nintendo PlayStation

Nintendo collaborated with Sony to make Nintendo PlayStation

Nintendo collaborated with Sony to make “Nintendo PlayStation”, a CD based SNES, in 1988. Nintendo dropped Sony, chose Philips, and Sony developed Play Station independently. SNES-CD refers to an unreleased video game media format and peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The device and the format were to build upon the functionality of […]