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I use Windows XP and would not mind using Firefox --- 2 (2.67%)
I do not use Windows XP --- 61 (81.33%)
I use Windows XP and my usual browser is Firefox --- 10 (13.33%)
I use Windows XP and I prefer not to use Firefox --- 2 (2.67%)

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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 19:11
Windows XP use


I am planning on using <a href="https://letsencrypt.org/">Let's Encrypt</a> instead of a self-signed certificate for HTTPS on the site once the Let's Encrypt initiative is out of beta. However, I recently learned that the Let's Encrypt certificates do not work for IE or Chrome under Windows XP. Firefox under XP works, but I don't know if that is a major inconvenience for site users. It is not clear if this problem will be fixed before Let's Encrypt exits beta status.

How many people here are still visiting the site using XP? If you are using XP, is it an inconvenience to visit the site with Firefox instead of another browser?

Technical details of the XP problem here: https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/help-needed-windows-xp-s...




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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 20:09


Hooray! Does this mean no more security warnings?



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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 20:55


Excellent! Looks like very little people use XP anymore though, going off the poll so far.



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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 21:04


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[*] posted on 19-1-2016 at 23:38


I'm stuck in Colorado away from my big computers. I'm dealing with an old XP machine for now. I always use Firefox.
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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 04:13


Pfffffft, whindows XP? Next you'll be asking if I ride a horse to work!
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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 10:24


Quote: Originally posted by Pinkhippo11  
Hooray! Does this mean no more security warnings?


Yes, Let's Encrypt will produce certificates that conform to browser expectations. The actual difference in security will be minimal in most situations, but it should make use of HTTPS more comfortable since you won't have to manually accept the certificate over your browser's objections.




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[*] posted on 20-1-2016 at 19:00


I use XP on a laptop I have for portable applications and SSH and browsing forums. My main computer used to have XP as well. I always use firefox, so it won't bother me. But will it effect browsing on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbian/Debian default browser)? I assume not, and I can always use the main site, but just curious if anyone knew.



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[*] posted on 21-2-2016 at 12:56


Does it mean that browsing Smadness with firefox + windows XP will work properly?




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[*] posted on 22-2-2016 at 16:29


Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
Does it mean that browsing Smadness with firefox + windows XP will work properly?

Yes, it will.




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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 07:00


That certificate problem is stupid as hell. Does not make sense. If Chrome and IE on Windows XP can't use some certificates, actually encryption algorithms which are not secure enough, then why in a hell facebook, instagram, google, youtube, wikipedia, wikihow, and billions of most famous websites work properly?

Actually Microsoft reacted to this problem recently by making an update for Windows PosReady 2009, which is almost same as Windows XP SP3. And using the famous registry hack we can install such updates.

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2017/10/05/...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4019276/update-to-a...

Worst of all, it just doesn't work. Sounds good tough. Good for advertisement maybe, but not practical or useful. I think the reason why it doesn't work is because Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 don't support TLS 1.1 and 1.2. And Chrome uses Internet Explorer settings, while Firefox works independantly of IE and OS cryptographic libraries.

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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 10:26


Actually it was never about TLS version. But maybe about : cipher suite or key exchange algorithm. Don't know which are exactly supported. On my windows xp sp3, chrome (49.0.2623.112) works. Still some sites like androidfrog.com doon't. But that is probably because they changed something with your cert.

xp.JPG - 47kB xp2.JPG - 24kB

Also Internet Download Manager (IDM) won't work on xp for many https sites, so they written fake useless tutorial how to fix that: http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/support/xp-https-prob...

According to that update (KB3055973) info: "Adds support for TLS 128-bit & 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher suites ".

I did not install any update after sp3, although I know there are about 133 updates available.

I tried POSReady2009 + all updates (about 300) and trust me androidfrog.com and idm still don't work. Firefox never has problems. My advice is to use "internet download accelerator" as download manager instead of "internet download manager" or "free download maanger". Just like firefox, it works with all sites. Also has option to preserve disk space before downloading file, to preview videos/movies after they have downloaded at least 3 %. Etc.

Also my advice is to never use POSReady2009, Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard, etc, because they have many issues, many stuff lacks, and nothing is almost compatible. For example virtualbox doesn't work on posready2009. Windows XP Pro x86 is most compatible.

Also people who have issues with windows xp activation, actually there is VOL edition of xp, along with 1000 other original os'es here: https://the-eye.eu/public/MSDN/

Just use this one https://the-eye.eu/public/MSDN/Windows%20XP/en_windows_xp_pr...

And use this cd key: M6TF9-8XQ2M-YQK9F-7TBB2-XGG88 and your os will be activated without need for internet or telephone or hack tools like AntiWPA.

Also you can activate microsoft office 2007 the same way, using cd key only. But it has to be this cd: https://the-eye.eu/public/MSDN/Office%202007/en_office_enter... and use this key: KGFVY-7733B-8WCK9-KTG64-BC7D8

Both that CDs contain VL in their name. That is something about volume licensing, easiest method of activation. Also verify if your os is original or infected by me so i can spy you: http://www.heidoc.net/php/myvsdump.php


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[*] posted on 14-7-2018 at 11:12


Here's example where idm and fdm don't work. And ida works.



fdm.JPG - 98kB idm.JPG - 74kB ida.JPG - 26kB
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