Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

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Which Windows OS do you use?

Windows NT 4
0
No votes
Windows 2000 / Server 2000
2
3%
Windows XP / Server 2003
7
11%
Windows Vista
2
3%
Windows 7
11
17%
Windows 8 / 8.1
4
6%
Windows 10
32
51%
Windows Server 2008 / R2
2
3%
Windows Server 2012 / R2
0
No votes
Windows Server 2016 or 2019
3
5%
 
Total votes: 63

TeraByte Support
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Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

Post by TeraByte Support »

Due to the inability to acquire SHA1 based code signing certificates in the future, starting December 2023 any updates of our Windows software will no longer run out of the box on Windows 2000 through Windows 7 (who have not applied the SHA-2 hot patch). The companies that provide such certificates are saying:

"Unfortunately SHA1 code signing certificates are being deprecated as of December 1st 2020 per Microsoft requirements. It will no longer be possible to request these. "

"we are unfortunately unable to offer you a SHA1 Code Signing Certificate. These are the new industry regulations that have been put in place which stipulate that SHA1 Code Signing Certificates are to be discontinued by December 1st at the latest."

Newer Windows versions ignore SHA1 based code signing certificates and only honor SHA-256 based certificates so discontinuing SHA1 versions makes no real since but that's the way things stand today. We may offer our own SHA1 root certificate that users would have to install depending on the state of things in the future.

Please take part in the poll to indicate which OSs you're still using.

Update: There is some additional on how to add SHA-256 support to older OSes at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ ... -p/1128617
DrTeeth
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

Post by DrTeeth »

On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:17:51 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
TeraByte Support disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Please take part in the poll to indicate which OSs you're still using.

Where is it?
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TAC109
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Post by TAC109 »

You have to log in on the web site to see the pol.
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DrTeeth
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Post by DrTeeth »

On Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:56:19 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
TAC109 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>You have to log in on the web site to see the pol.

Just spent 5 mins chasing my tail trying to find it. The only places I
need to login are the downloads and web forums. I'll give up until a
link is posted. Life is too short.
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Logman
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you usi

Post by Logman »

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3520
:roll:
Not sure why you don't see the poll, it's right above where you posted
DrTeeth wrote:
>
> Just spent 5 mins chasing my tail trying to find it. The only places I
> need to login are the downloads and web forums. I'll give up until a
> link is posted. Life is too short.
> --
> Cheers,
>
> DrT
>
> ** Amateurs built the Ark, but professionals built the Titanic.**
Bob Coleman
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you usi

Post by Bob Coleman »

The poll is at the top of this thread.
DrTeeth
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you usi

Post by DrTeeth »

On Sat, 28 Nov 2020 07:48:14 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Logman disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Not sure why you don't see the poll, it's right above where you posted

'Cos I am not using my browser to access these forums. I am using a
news reader, viz Agent. Eventually found it.
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johnstrasser
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

Post by johnstrasser »

Just to be a scutch (as my grandmother used to say...<grin>)

I noticed that the poll only cares about windows. What not add a linux/bsd option just for grins?

JS
Muad'Dib
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

Post by Muad'Dib »

TeraByte Support wrote:
> Due to the inability to acquire SHA1 based code signing certificates in the
> future, starting December 2023 any updates of our Windows software will no
> longer run out of the box on Windows 2000 through Windows 7 (who have not
> applied the SHA-2 hot patch). The companies that provide such
> certificates are saying:
>
> "Unfortunately SHA1 code signing certificates are being deprecated as
> of December 1st 2020 per Microsoft requirements. It will no longer be
> possible to request these. "
>

"...starting December 2023..." ?
Are you giving users 3 years advance notice, or is the above a typo?
TeraByte Support
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Re: Industry changes & future updates. What OSs are you using?

Post by TeraByte Support »

It's going to be December 2022 because even though the order was 11/30/2020 the activation wasn't going to be until 12/2/2020 and they wouldn't activate it.
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