Re: Breach of MS guidelines?

Date: 2012-11-15 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Poor choice of words, apols.

I was thinking that because this prevent the user booting the OS of their choice (even after adding keys and what have you) then it would still be a breach. Guess that would require MS to take action, and I wouldn't expect that to happen any time soon.

I'm just dumbfounded that anyone would do that kind of string check in a place like this. Maybe to check for 0 chars. Maybe even to do a little alphanumeric sort. But "if (string!=magicLetterSequence) then { error }" Really?

Someone really needs a slap.

Really worrying if this kind of crap shows up in other firmware.
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