Understanding Vista’s UAC (User Access Control)

It was one of the features I definitely “hated” at first, but after some insight by fellow Microsoft employees I have understood and actually applauded the UAC. It is common for Windows users for things to just work, just double-click. Unless something is going to go incredibly wrong (like I will format my C drive) I…

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SIP’s (Subject Interface Package) and Authenticode

This is my first post so I’ll make it short and sweet. What are SIPs? They are basically implementations of Subject Interface Packages, which allow the CryptAPI to interact with specific parts of the files in order to put, get, calculate and verify digital signatures on files. In other words, this is how Windows handles Authenticode…

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