Zone alarm, you have failed me for the first time... and the last. (BLODA news)

Warren Young
Wed Jul 22 00:23:00 GMT 2009

Dave Korn wrote:
> Warren Young wrote:
>> Dave Korn wrote:
>>> Newer versions of ZA don't run on w2k
>> Is Win2K still running on old time zone data, or did MS finally cave to
>> the pressure to release that patch without requiring a $1000 payment?
>   I have no idea.

You would know if it did, if you're in an area of the world where the 
DST rules changed after MS declared "no more patches" for such things. 
In most of the US, for instance, your system time would have been off by 
an hour for several weeks during the year for the past two years.  If 
your locale's DST rules did change recently and you didn't notice a time 
problem, MS must have relented.  There was a huge stink over this.

>> Expiration is not the same thing as revocation.
>   I know.  I was suggesting it should be, otherwise there's simply no point
> doing it at all.

Sure there is.  It benefits the CA -- more $$ -- and it benefits the 
rest of us by encouraging people to keep their certs current.  Which 
cert would you trust more, one where the CA says it was current as of N 
months ago (N < 12) or one where the CA says it was current 6 years ago 
when it was first created?

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