Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Why do we need digitally signed assemblies?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Why do we need digitally signed assemblies?

    Hi All

    When I tested out my PB compile DLL or EXE files, sometimes they gotten captured by McAfee stinger and or Malwarebytes complaining
    that these are untrusted and require digital signings. Why do we need digitally signed assemblies?

    How do I get my PB assemblies or DLL , EXE files to be digitally signed?
    All advice appreciated

  • #2
    To get them signed you need to sign up and pay for that capability through a signing authority (like comodo, etc.) It is done through them and has nothing to do with PowerBASIC (or any language for that matter).

    There are two versions, standard and EV. EV is MUCH more expensive but also is accepted more readily at face value to things like Microsoft SmartScreen.

    YOU DO NOT NEED THEM (i.e. just raise misreported apps to the AV vendors as false positives). But in the modern world with malware it allows the OS/AV to have a slightly more favorable view on the validity of your software. Not to say that malware cannot use/abuse/steal certs as well.
    <b>George W. Bleck</b>
    <img src='http://www.blecktech.com/myemail.gif'>

    Comment


    • #3
      Thank you George, any links that you can provide such as comodo signing etc
      I intend to get some files signed as I'm thinking of starting a software business as this is a better future rather
      than working for a company where they pay you minimum wages

      Comment


      • #4
        https://www.google.com/search?client...ng+authorities
        <b>George W. Bleck</b>
        <img src='http://www.blecktech.com/myemail.gif'>

        Comment


        • #5
          Thank you George , comodo seems like the cheapest

          Comment

          Working...
          X