Ben Edelman reports that there is a mechanism in the music player installed by Sony’s rootkit CDs that fetches messages from Sony and displays them when you open it. The mechanism is obviously intended for the distribution of marketing messages, but Sony could use it to tell users that their CD has been recalled and that they need to download an uninstaller for the rootkit. Keep this in mind when Sony says that there’s no easy way for them to let users know what’s going on. (Via Emergent Chaos.)