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Why is the Rainmeter installer digitally signed by "Firebit OU"?

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stripethetiger
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Why is the Rainmeter installer digitally signed by "Firebit OU"?

stripethetiger » August 19th, 2019, 1:10 pm

Hi there.

I have downloaded the Rainmeter installer from rainmeter.net, the version "4.3 Final Release - r3298". When installing it, the UAC prompt states that the signer is "Firebit OU".

There are very few results when searching for this, and pretty much nothing when adding rainmeter to the search term. The only thing I can find are references to a Brazilian Bitcoin Exchange.

I may be paranoid, but it seems a little odd. Does anyone know what Firebit OU actually is? Cheers.
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Re: Why is the Rainmeter installer digitally signed by "Firebit OU"?

jsmorley » August 19th, 2019, 1:32 pm

stripethetiger wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Hi there.

I have downloaded the Rainmeter installer from rainmeter.net, the version "4.3 Final Release - r3298". When installing it, the UAC prompt states that the signer is "Firebit OU".

There are very few results when searching for this, and pretty much nothing when adding rainmeter to the search term. The only thing I can find are references to a Brazilian Bitcoin Exchange.

I may be paranoid, but it seems a little odd. Does anyone know what Firebit OU actually is? Cheers.
It is a corporate name used by the Rainmeter developer who gets the digital certificate for us. They require that some company name be involved. It's perfectly fine.
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Re: Why is the Rainmeter installer digitally signed by "Firebit OU"?

stripethetiger » August 19th, 2019, 2:19 pm

jsmorley wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 1:32 pm
It is a corporate name used by the Rainmeter developer who gets the digital certificate for us. They require that some company name be involved. It's perfectly fine.
Makes sense. Thanks for the response!