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Additional Questions to the digital signatures newsletter

Posted: 01/25/2016 04:38:36
by Daniel Wehrle (Priority Standard support level)
Joined: 08/08/2008
Posts: 32

• Microsoft will no longer allow new SHA-1 code signing certificates to be used for signing files on Windows 7 and above starting Jan. 1, 2016.
• Files signed previously with a SHA-1 certificate will continue to work on Windows 7 and above for an additional year as long as they were time-stamped before January 1, 2016.

Does this mean that the systems that all systems must be updated before 1. January 2017? Or is it only not possible to install the current version of the cbfs drive after that date?

Will there be only a fix for CbFs 6? or also a fix for version 5.X.
Posted: 01/25/2016 05:02:15
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Unfortunately there's no definite information available and the existing information is confusing. At the moment new builds (compiled and timestamped in '2016) continue to work in Windows 7. Should there be any change, we will make a new build with updated signatures.

CBFS 5 will never be updated with anything. The only current and maintained version is version 6.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski



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