FTDI backs down

A few days back I blogged how the tech web was abuzz with the news that USB to serial adapters were being bricked by a Windows update.
(BTW, ‘bricked’ means that the device, once functional, is now nothing more than a house brick. Its a common term used by those that like to void warranties).

The good news today is that FTDI is backing down on their stance. Windows will be issuing an update to their update that will render the fake chips useless on Windows, but fully functional on other OS’s.

Im glad to hear that some sanity is prevailing.
(I have about 4-6 of the adapators around the place, and I have no idea if they are real or fake).