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Driver Signing changes in Windows 10, version 1607

Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:45 pm

Driver Signing changes in Windows 10, version 1607

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/window ... sion-1607/

KLASS stumbled sent a link. It looks like Microsoft has decided to tighten the nuts everywhere ...
Last year, we announced that beginning with the release of Windows 10, all new Windows 10 kernel mode drivers must be submitted to the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard portal (Dev Portal) to be digitally signed by Microsoft. However, due to technical and ecosystem readiness issues, this was not enforced by Windows Code Integrity and remained only a policy statement.

Starting with new installations of Windows 10, version 1607, the previously defined driver signing rules will be enforced by the Operating System, and Windows 10, version 1607 will not load any new kernel mode drivers which are not signed by the Dev Portal. OS signing enforcement is only for new OS installations; systems upgraded from an earlier OS to Windows 10, version 1607 will not be affected by this change.

We’re making these changes to help make Windows more secure. These changes limit the risk of an end-user system being compromised by malicious driver software.

If you are a driver developer, here is what you need to do:

Ensure that you submit new drivers to Microsoft via the Windows Hardware Developer Center Dashboard portal.
Begin the process of getting an Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificate. All drivers submitted to the portal must be signed by an EV certificate.

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