Thursday, July 27, 2006


Autodesk digital signatures

Autodesk seems to have a bit uncoordinated attitude to digital signatures. On one side, all AutoCAD files are signed with digital signatures, including .JS files (i.e. text files). On the other hand an official patch released yesterday - Autodesk Map 3D 2007 SP2 (an EXE file) is unsigned.
If you try to run this patch, Windows complains about "unknown publisher" and you have to confirm manually that this file is really from Autodesk (and they just forgot to sign it) and hope that the file has not been tampered with on the way to you...
Autodesk, please sign you work, especially that published over the internet.

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