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Author Topic: IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?]  (Read 1071 times)

tomos

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IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?]
« on: July 01, 2015, 04:30:16 AM »
IE (versions 11 & 10) says that:
"The signature [of FARR] is corrupt or invalid"

(I downloaded SC and ran it from IE with no problems. [edit] LBC also triggered a warning. [/edit])

[another-edit] Windows 7:
Just windows defender on one machine, MSE on the other. [/another-edit]
Tom
« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 04:44:25 AM by tomos »

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Re: IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?]
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 05:07:30 AM »
That's infuriating.
The file is fine, the digital signature is fine, it's just internet explorer being stupid (probably what it's unhappy about is the use of sha1 in the digital signing key, which is being gradually phased out by browsers; they are supposed to report something like "the signature is valid but should be updated soon").
Just choose to keep the file when IE asks you, or use a different browser.

Hopefully they will fix this, until then just ignore it.
In the future I will have to experiment with changing the digital signature algorithm to see if there is something that can be fixed to appease the monsters.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 06:26:46 AM by mouser »

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Re: IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?]
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 06:22:40 AM »
I thought that would be the case -
thanks mouser (and sorry for your troubles)
Tom

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Re: IE says FARR "Signature invalid" [?]
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 08:13:54 AM »
That's infuriating.
The file is fine, the digital signature is fine, it's just internet explorer being stupid (probably what it's unhappy about is the use of sha1 in the digital signing key, which is being gradually phased out by browsers; they are supposed to report something like "the signature is valid but should be updated soon").
Just choose to keep the file when IE asks you, or use a different browser.

Hopefully they will fix this, until then just ignore it.
In the future I will have to experiment with changing the digital signature algorithm to see if there is something that can be fixed to appease the monsters.

(Blending two threads)

"Well hello there Mr. Mouser. Nice FARR you got there. It would be a shame if we pushed an unstoppable update to Windows 10 Consumer track that breaks the signature recognition in our Edge Browser! Wouldn't you like to buy a nice Microsoft certification for it?"

>:(