"There's areas of misinformation which I'd be very happy to set straight," Gilliat-Smith told us. "The first is [the allegation that XCP is some form of] rootkit technology, in the form that would be used to spread malware. What it is, it's using cloaking techniques that are similar to a rootkit, for the purpose of making speed bumps on the content protection, to make it more difficult to circumvent the protection."
Gilliat-Smith said his software does not open up any connection between the stealth driver and its host. "Ours does not do that," he said. "All we're doing is using a hook and a redirect, so when you look for a file, it is hidden. It is very widely used...since way back in 1994, by many shareware companies and anti-virus companies.
Ya know, Abe Lincoln once asked "If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs has a fog?"
"Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
If i take two slabs of C4, three pounds of screws, nails and other assorted iromongery and a Casio watch, and i pack it into a very pretty box that i send to school with my kid, i don't think it's gonna cut it to say that i'm very sorry, but i'm not responsible for the entire Senior Class being blown up in assembly, because that wasn't a bomb, that was an art project.
As of 9 November, one class-action suit had already been filed allegeing material harm to a groop of consumers by Mr Gilliat-Smith's little art project.
Latter fifties, married, out of work (had knee surgery and haven't gotten back to work); my (step) son-in-law is back from Iraq, but a lot of boys are still over there. Support our troops -- throw the Republicans out!
Cost of the War in Iraq to Date
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