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Digital Signing for Windows 10

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:09 pm
by mikeduncan177
Will BirdieSync 3.0 be digitally signed with valid security certificate so It can be run under Windows 10?

According to PC Magazine review of Windows 10,2817,24 ... 2A1020362D
Serious About Security
Windows 10 won't allow applications to run unless they're digitally signed with a trusted certificate. This change alone means a vast number of malicious apps won't run on Windows 10. Identity protection and phishing detection will be built in, along with options for two-factor authentication.

Re: Digital Signing for Windows 10

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:48 pm
by Birdy
Hello Mike,

I think that this security checking is possible in Windows 10 Enterprise edition. And I guess it's not mandatory and would depend on the IT will.
In Windows 10 Home and Pro versions, you can install and execute BirdieSync without needing the setup or executable to be signed.
Now maybe in the future it would be possible to sign the application. But there is also the question of the chain of certificates. The application might be signed but the intermediary certificate of the organism who delivered the certificate not necessary present in Windows 10.
All that to say that presently, it's possible to install and run BirdieSync on Windows 10 Home and Pro, without being digitally signed.