Windows code signing

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Jan 14 13:51:16 EST 2011

Bob Sneidar wrote:

 > This is one of the reasons we did not switch to Vista or Windows 7.
 > In XP signing was optional. In Vista and 7 it is mandatory. This is
 > akin to malware infecting your computer and then charging you for a
 > utility to "fix" it. It's only slightly better in that it will run
 > without continually nagging you and getting in your way. But it's
 > still an abominable practice.

Personally, I think that's one of the thing MS did well.

Security is a real issue on all OSes, and this provide one way to 
certify that an app is what it says it is for just a one-time fee, 
without having to give up 30% of your annual income to the OS vendor in 
perpetuity. ;)

I wish that was an option for OS X as well.

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