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Microsoft becoming "Software Police"?

 
 
Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-08-2007
Interesting controversy about Microsoft getting Verisign to revoke the
digital certificate for a company, just because it offered a utility
allowing users to load unsigned drivers into 64-bit Vista.

Legitimate reaction against a real security threat, or heavy-handed
judge-jury-executioner tactics?

Original item here
<http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9029 161>,
update here
<http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9029 244>.
 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-09-2007
In message <f9b5v6$72v$(E-Mail Removed)>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> Legitimate reaction against a real security threat, or heavy-handed
> judge-jury-executioner tactics?


Why would it be a security threat? I've just learned
<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=427> that loading unsigned drivers
causes Vista to disable high-definition media playback.

So *that's* whose security they're protecting!
 
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