Sonic 2: Spiel enthält Keylogger

Das ehrgeizige Fanprojekt Sonic 2 gerät unter Beschuss, denn das Spiel bringt in der Alpha-Versionen einen Keylogger mit sich. Das hat zur Folge, dass alle Eingaben vom Nutzer mitgelesen werden können, Passwörter etc. sind somit nicht mehr sicher.

Ein Mitarbeiter äußerte sich bereits zu den Vorwürfen:

“Earlier today, I was contacted by a professional antivirus employee who was interested in why Sonic 2 HD consistently popped up as a threat by multiple antivirus software programs and did some investigation. His results showed that a keylogger is part of the Sonic 2 HD software. After receiving this notification, we conducted our own independent tests and found that there is indeed a keylogging program as part of the Sonic 2 HD alpha software.

I want to emphasize that at this time, we have found no evidence that the software has been “phoning home” any data-only that we have found the capability exists.

Because this vulnerability has been found, we are strongly advising that the software be removed. You will need to delete the files included with the Sonic 2 HD zip, as well as the registry keys hooked at HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/NakaSMK (if you are unfamiliar on how to do this, go to Start->Run.., type regedit, follow the folder path, and then delete the NakaSMK folder.)

We will have more information on the situation as it evolves.”

Wer das Spiel bereits installiert hat, der sollte sich also möglichst zügig wieder davon trennen.