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Keylogger in Sonic 2 HD Not Harmful; Lead Programmer Fired From Project

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Members of Sonic Retro have discovered that the keylogger found in Sonic 2 HD’s code is not harmful to anyone who downloaded the game.

Lead programmer LOst has also been fired from the team after “several allegations from team members that LOst held the project hostage through the inclusion of DRM, public feedback of a bloated engine running an otherwise simplistic game, and other behind the scenes issues.”

[Source: Sonic Retro]

IMPORTANT: If You Downloaded Sonic 2 HD You Need to Delete It

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Anyone who downloaded the recently featured Sonic 2 HD needs to get rid of it fast as it was discovered recently that it contains a keylogger which could have potetntially bad consequences if you regularly enter passwords and personal information in secure websites. Here’s the full details from Sonic Retro:

“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.”

[Source: Sonic Retro]

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