Microsoft Disables Safedisc DRM On Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, & Windows 8/8.1

DSOGaming writes: "Last month, we informed you about a Windows 10 update that disabled Safedisc DRM on Microsoft’s latest operating system. Well, it appears that Microsoft has applied this security update on all its other operating systems as well. This basically means that the Safedisc DRM is disabled on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, thus rendering a number of games unplayable."

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MCTJim1745d ago

Both pieces of DRM are no longer maintained, meaning that any vulnerabilities could be easily exploited given the way they hook into the operating system. SafeDisc, for example, tries to load the SECDRV.SYS driver with system-level permissions, and it was found to be insecure back in the day.

So good riddance to bad rubbish. There is a work around that enable you to use your old takes just a few seconds to implement.

DarkBlood1744d ago

Well hopfully my steam games will still work like usual

contradictory1744d ago

It shouldn't affect anything from Steam.
And they issued a work-around on the article anyways