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by vareu
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site update (forum upgrade finally!)
Replies: 63
Views: 4715

Re: Site update (forum upgrade finally!)

It's OK, but I will miss the old look - especially on site which deals with old software.
by vareu
Fri May 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

Well, even SHA-256 is a news. In the times of open MSDN Subscriber Downloads there was only SHA-1 hash provided.
by vareu
Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

Thank you!

The most interesting file there is mvs_names.txt - it looks that it contains all of the MSDN library programs with SHA-1 hashes.
If he could also give us the SHA-512, that would be really nice.
by vareu
Sat May 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would I know which .iso file is legitimate?
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: How would I know which .iso file is legitimate?

Keep in mind that it also depends on how the image was created - if it was an full-disc dump or if it was an data-only dump . In the first case, you generally end up with lots of zero bytes at the end of the image file - in contrast to the data-only dump. If you want to check if given ISO was, for e...
by vareu
Sat May 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

WOW! Thank you very much! Where is this database from/how it was created?
by vareu
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

New fantastic site with hashes: https://files.rg-adguard.net/category
by vareu
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: How does the site look on Windows XP in 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: How does the site look on Windows XP in 2019

Ow, you are talking about IE v6.0. But what about v8.0 - is there the same problem with it?
by vareu
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: How does the site look on Windows XP in 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2420

Re: How does the site look on Windows XP in 2019

DragonWars wrote:windows 2000/windows xp and xp x64 can get secure connections on ie6 by installing specific updates.
Could you tell us, which ones?
by vareu
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Office 2010 x64 on XP x64- revealed
Replies: 6
Views: 4838

Re: Office 2010 x64 on XP x64- revealed

I was dealing with this, the problematic updates are those related to Office Japanse calendar updates (and it even connects to error message regarding EnumCalendarInfoExEx function): KB4461579 KB4461625 KB4461626 KB4462172 KB4462177 KB4462186 KB4462187 KB4462223 - this is a security update, but it c...
by vareu
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

I also got error 502 on https://msdn.lol-inter.net/

I would be really interested in getting the HeiDoc database.
by vareu
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: R.I.P Windows POSReady 2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4978

Re: R.I.P Windows POSReady 2009

Sure, but my point was that removing updates for XP shouldn't happen near time soon.
by vareu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSDN hashes
Replies: 13
Views: 2764

Re: MSDN hashes

Do you know a way to download that database?
by vareu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows NT 4.0 Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Windows NT 4.0 Updates

Thank you very much :idea:

As I see, those files are "raw" files, I mean that they are not simple EXE files which someone can install. Could you instruct me how to integrate those files with the installed Windows NT 4.0 SP6a SRP system?
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

You are not taking into consideration bugs in software which you are using, but because you totally missing the point I'm making, I can only suggest to educate yourself about PGP/GPG signatures - thing which is really easy, free and provide required level of protection. It shouldn't take longer than...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

You are right about implicit SSL, so the point of data being tapered in transit is not valid. But the possibilities of file being silently modified in case of breach, or even MITM when user is logging on, are still valid, so it is advised to have checksum files signed, because when attacker can modi...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

I understand why SHA-1 etc is bad, but these are file hashes we're talking about. For that it's just fine. I don't see the benefit of this really. Why would this be useful? To protect against intentional modification by rogue third-party - no matter if on data at rest or in transit. Keep in mind th...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

Could be done, but that would also mean that hashes would need to be recalculated for the whole BA archive. Again. Got one word for this: NO . Not at this time at least, and not in the foreseeable future. But yeah, we might add the additional hashes, but that also means it will take much longer to ...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Can I go to the BetaArchive website using IE6? IE 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Can I go to the BetaArchive website using IE6? IE 8?

It's not about the variant of block cipher used to encrypt communication, but about the TLS protocols (especially versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3). They are supported mainly by the "schannel" driver and CryptoAPI. So you can't expect that Windows built-in software (like Windows Update or Internet Explorer) w...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

That sounds fine, thanks :)
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

1. We store the time/date in UNIX timestamp format, so the visible format is easy enough to change if needed. I know this is generally hard topic, but I believe that ISO format is more wildly used and more readable. 4. We already list the file size in both bytes and KB/MB/GB on the release page. Ye...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows NT 4.0 Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Windows NT 4.0 Updates

ATeamInc wrote:You'll have to check with the list of updates in the security rollup.
Right. Thank you for your help.

If anyone know about such list or place with the entire archive of those updates, please put a message.
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What if the BetaArchive shuts down?
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: What if the BetaArchive shuts down?

The risk would be minimized of course if we had the funds to host it properly and found more dedicated members to help out and keep it alive, but that hasn't happened for 10 years, and BA has always first and foremost been a hobby project for both Andy and myself. We want of course to expand it and...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: Can I go to the BetaArchive website using IE6? IE 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Can I go to the BetaArchive website using IE6? IE 8?

I urge to drop those browsers as they do not support current cryptographic standards, that's why they pose a risk for your data confidentiality.
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Site Feedback and Support
Topic: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports
Replies: 123
Views: 44349

Re: BetaArchive Database Suggestions & Bug Reports

Some suggestions: 1. Use ISO 8601 date format. There are so many date formats which can really be a problem in many scenarios, so given the fact that the database is a new long-term project, it will be best for all of us to go with the standards. 2. Attach file checksums to the database. Same as abo...
by vareu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Windows 2000, NT, XP
Topic: Windows NT 4.0 Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Windows NT 4.0 Updates

Sounds fine, but where can I even find the list of those patches? I'm not sure if these listed on MDGx website are really those released after the Security Rollup.