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THE USE OF VALID DIGITAL SIGNATURES WITH WHISTLER COULD PUT A CHILL ON PIRATES HOT HANDS
This article was released 5 years ago, before XP . Now XP with Servpak 2 already blocks endusers from downloading some illegal mp3 files and may also keep track of some users and IP addresses. .
The next generation of WINDOWS code named "whistler" could put a chill on hackers and pirates. With recent U.S. legislation making DIGITAL SIGNATURES legal and binding, the hackers and pirates will be running for cover. This is because WHISTLER will BLOCK any software that doesn't have a valid DIGITAL SIGNATURE. Could this spill over to mp3 files. I HOPE SO. Please also see OS WATCHDOG
The first time a VIRUS is transmitted through an MP3 file will be the beginning of the end of the MP3 file as we know it today. 10 years ago I would have laughed at you if you told me a virus could be transmitted through an email (which is NOT an .EXE file), so don't be surprised if sometime late in 2001 or early 2002, you find that cool new MP3 file that you downloaded won't play and WHISTLER issues the following alert. "SECURITY VIOLATION....FILE DOESN'T HAVE A TRUSTED SIGNATURE" PLEASE HIT "ENTER" TO EMAIL COPIES TO FBI, MICROSOFT AND VERISIGN"
And also, of course, the MP3 will not open. $400 a year is a small price to pay for a LEGITIMATE digital signature. That is if you aren't a pirate.
I'm Dan Laskowski and that's how I see it!
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