back to article Microsoft puts a bullet in blundering D-Link's leaked key that made malware VIPs on PCs

Microsoft has finally revoked D-Link's leaked code-signing key, which gave malware the red carpet treatment on millions of Windows PCs. Last week, it emerged that, for six months between February and September, D-Link exposed its private code-signing key to the world in a firmware download. Anyone who stumbled upon this key …

  1. Crazy Operations Guy

    I don't trust D-Link anyway

    Not code signed by them, and especially not any of their hardware. I have never had a positive experience with any of their gear, whether it was a home wireless router, a NIC, or even an "enterprise-grade" switch; all of them either failed within a year or two, or they just worked in some weird and hair-pulling way that didn't always work correctly.

  2. Hellcat

    A different opinion on D-Link products

    When my broadband went well over the 7mbps WAN-to-LAN speed of my aging RP614, I hit the small net builder website and looked at the routers there in their price vs performance chart. The DIR-655 was highest on performance relative to it's price. 260mbps WAN-to-LAN, gigabit ethernet and N wireless. D-Link even had an online emulator so you can check out the features before you buy it. Used it for ages before I received the Virgin Superhub and shipped it off to my parents. What a mistake to make! The Superhub as we all know now is far from super. Couldn't remove the DIR-655 from the parents, so had to buy a Ubiquiti Unifi to get the wireless signal to the parts of the house the Superhub couldn't reach. A couple of years on, the DIR-655 is still going strong and the wireless covers a 5 floor Victorian brick and stone wall house.

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