Windows code signing

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Fri Jan 14 14:14:17 EST 2011

Whoa a one time fee? I thought the certificate was a one year certificate?


On Jan 14, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> 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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