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Re: SSL not required for setup.exe download




On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:25 AM Brian Inglis wrote:
> ... corporate policies, proxies, firewalls, security products.
> Systems or images older than a year may need the new root CA installed - some
> enterprises are very selective about including support for anything in their
> images - and users may not have root CA store access.

I am one of these; a few sites I maintain are behind corporate
firewalls that explicitly block access to sites that can't scan the
communications on to prevent leaking of sensitive internal data.  For
these sites I have no choice but to use the http connections to be
able to update, and I also download signatures and verify against
public keys that the file is indeed the correct file rather than
something injected by an MitM attack before executing.  (Yes, this has
saved my bacon a couple times).

If http is disabled, these sites likely will never be updated again.

-- Erik

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