As I, and many others, reported yesterday, FTDI’s latest windows driver deliberately disabled users hardware. They have now bowed to public pressure and the backlash from the engineering community and pulled the update, and promised to issue a new driver “next week”.
For more details see this report on slashdot.
It is good that they have performed a U-turn on their policy of deliberately disabling hardware, but faith in the company is still shaken. Some will simply not trust them again.