Microsoft: finally decided to use https in downloads

After years, Microsoft decided to protect us. From April 1st (no it's an April Fool's joke), Microsoft seems to have finally added the https protocol to update downloads, instead of the unencrypted http protocol.


For years the & Co prepared us that our communication with the websites should be done via the https protocol, for guaranteed communications through encryption from servers using SSL certificates.

At Microsoft, however, for many years the download packages did not use an encrypted protocol. So it was time for the company to change the way they receive the update packages via the https protocol to increase security.

Τα πακέτα ενημέρωσης παρέχονται βέβαια με κλειδιά SHA και ψηφιακές υπογραφές και έτσι προστατεύονται από κάθε παραποίηση. Ωστόσο, τα περισσότερα προγράμματα they had problems with http addresses.

Από την 1η Απριλίου 2022, όλες οι λήψεις ενημερώσεων από τους διακομιστές ενημερώσεων της εταιρείας και από το Microsoft Catalog πραγματοποιούνται μέσω του πρωτοκόλλου https. Έτσι τα links από το Microsoft Update Catalog θα έχουν το παρακάτω σχήμα:


Όπως φαίνεται δεν έχει επιβληθεί μόνο το πρωτόκολλο https, αλλά η λήψη ξεκινά και από ένα subdomain (catalog.s), όπου το s στη διεύθυνση πιθανώς σημαίνει .

For downloads from the Microsoft Update Catalog nothing changes – of course from the links that should probably be adjusted.

The company could fix this issue very simply with one direction. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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