Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 22:42 UTC, submitted by PlatformAgnostic
Windows "With little fanfare, Microsoft just announced that the x64 version of Windows Vista will require all kernel-mode code to be digitally signed. This is very different than the current WHQL program, where the user ultimately decides how they want to handle unsigned drivers. Vista driver developers must obtain a Publisher Identity Certificate (PIC) from Microsoft. Microsoft says they won't charge for it, but they require that you have a Class 3 Commercial Software Publisher Certificate from Verisign. This costs $500 [EUR 412] per year, and as the name implies, is only available to commercial entities."
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RE[2]: Wow
by CrLf on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 04:10 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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2006-01-03

"There is exactly one reason they're doing this, and it's because it's necessary for security."

Pff! That was exactly was they said about ActiveX signing and people's machines get stuffed with spyware every day. And they don't even need to exploit some hole in the system, because you can just get a certificate, and then sign all kinds of crap with it.

Better luck next time...

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