Windows code signing
ambassador at fourthworld.com
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
I wish that was an option for OS X as well.
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