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#1 ewedel

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

There have been a number of forum posts regarding this, sorry to add one more.  But things really look like a bit of a mess right now.  Last night I tried downloading 2.5.8.0 from imgburn and two mirrors (softpedia and majorgeeks). As noted in

 

  http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/24647-download-fro...ported-infected-from-symantec/

 

the file size from imgburn.com alone is different.  The file downloaded from imgburn is the only one to match the 2.5.8.0 checksums claimed by the imgburn site download info:

 

  MD5: 0B4C94F8480F8CD13E160BCEAAAA8B29
  SHA-1: 6FC013ED5944B13EFC54648699EA80F304E37AD0

 

However!  This post (I believe from the imgburn author) in 2016

 

    http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/24395-md5-doesnt-m...nloadable-installers/?p=158913

 

says these are the valid 2.5.8.0 checksums:

 

  MD5: 4BF2B8F4B46385BFDA4D65E423CFB868
  SHA-1: 6A3D20796E1FCD4169D5D339AF6E491DCEA3367C

 

and in fact those are the checksums for the isos I downloaded from softpedia and majorgeeks.

 

This is worrisome, and feels a bunch like the imgburn master download site has itself been compromised.

 

Comments / clarification greatly appreciated!  [As is making the imgburn program in the first place, great software, thanks!]

 

regards, Eric



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

The imgburn.com mirror file gets changed every now and then, so you can't go by any 'old' posts.

The MD5 on the website is for the imgburn.com mirror.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:14 PM

Ok, thanks. Found the whole thing a bit disconcerting: two different "versions" of 2.5.8.0, with consistently different file sizes and checksums.  And although your 2016 post is indeed old, 2.5.8.0 ostensibly is older still, having released in 2013.

 

Perhaps a 2.5.8.1 release would provoke the mirrors to update and generally help to clarify matters?






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