Win 11 system requirements and compatibility talk

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Sean Nelson
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Re: Will security requirements help with ransomware protection?

abelits wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

abelits wrote:

Billiam29 wrote:

The only means I could ever see being possible for OS protection against ransomware would be to restrict file system access only to code-signed executables.

It won't work. If all executables (really executables and libraries) are signed, then vulnerable executables that are present on the system must be signed, too. So whenever any vulnerability is exploited, file access is open.

Ah, but now you know exactly where that executable came from and whether or not to trust it.

Once the data is written, you have no idea how exactly it happened.

In an world of online forums, it wouldn't take all that long for the community to find the correlation between what signed program was installed across systems that corresponded to incidents.  You already see that with unsigned software.

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