Originally posted by ChrisW
That was the method they announced they used the first time they patched 3DMark03. The very next drivers from nVidia released just a few days later just changed the order right back. It was not very wise for Futuremark to tell everyone exactly what they did as that made it much easier re-enable the cheats.
Also, now that they actually have rules and regulations in place, it will be up to them to STICK to them and not certify any patches or new drivers that bring in illegal optimizations. They have a "blank slate" state right now, but it's tenuous. If nVidia starts up again and FM starts waffling again... That will pretty much drive in the last nail.