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Re: [tor-talk] Dutch CA issues fake *.torproject.org cert (among many others)

> I'm just asking here - other than entities (gov'ts?) targeting anonymity
> software (for now) what prevents this issue from becoming widespread? 
> If I download an update from MS - how do I know it's the authentic pkg
> from the real MS?  There's no authentication (or even check sums) for
> d/l Firefox, IE.  Only a small % of all developers offer these
> capabilities. 

Hi, AFAIK Microsoft does an automated hash or signature check in the
background to test that your downloaded packages are unmanipulated.
Mozilla offers you md5 sums and - more recommended - sha1 sums along
with the offical key to check the integrity of downloads:




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