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  • Windows 11 erases Windows 10 digital-signature fix

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    ISSUE 20.16 • 2023-04-17


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    A Registry tweak recommended by Microsoft to guard against malware in digitally signed files is wiped out in Windows 10 if you upgrade to Windows 11. As if that weren’t bad enough, at least one major software company has distributed to 600,000 customers worldwide a Trojan horse hidden in an executable file that’s certified by Microsoft’s very own digital signature.

    The fact that malware can be inserted into an executable file — without invalidating the file’s digital signature — casts doubt on the whole idea that you can trust digitally signed files.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.16.0, 2023-04-17).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.