Microsoft becoming "Software Police"?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. 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=9029161>,
    update here
    <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9029244>.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 8, 2007
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  2. In message <f9b5v6$72v$>, 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!
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 9, 2007
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