Microsoft tightens up Windows 10 security by requiring kernel mode drivers to be digitally signed

Windows 10 will not load unsigned kernel mode drivers, starting with version 1607 of the operating system. This is something that had been announced back in 2015, but is only just being implemented. The decision was taken in order to improve the security of Windows 10, but Microsoft says that “due to technical and ecosystem readiness issues, this was not enforced by Windows Code Integrity and remained only a policy statement”. Now it is a reality, and it’s something developers and users need to keep in mind. The change only affects new drivers, and Microsoft explains that there is no… [Continue Reading]

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