Certificate Issues

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Mike Price

17 Aug, 2018 10:53 AM

I realize that both of these issues have been reported to the Cocoatech developers, but I wanted to reiterate the post made by Ingo on August 12th as I observe the same issues. Actually, I have has the nmblookup issue with certificate used for all of the v8 versions.
Hopefully in letting you know that more people have these issues, will escalate the priority of publishing a fix......and (IMHO) the website cert should be fixed TODAY !! Going to the support site and being presented with a "this site may not be secure and somebody may be impersonating support.cocoatech.com", does not make Cocoatech look very good (or competent).

Since there is no need to re-invent the wheel here. Ingo did a great job of that, I am simply gong to repost (and add an attachment showing the error).

Aug 12, 2018 @ 08:05 AM
Hey there, I updated to PF 8.1. Afterwards little snitch blocked the samba connection pathfinder tried to open, because of a wrong code signature in /Applications/Path Finder.app/Contents/Frameworks/PathFinderNetwork.framework/Versions/A/Helpers/nmblookup

Then, when I tried to open https://support.cocoatech.com I run into a certificate error, since your certificate shows the wrong Domain Name.

Please explain what is going on there. I am in general a happy and more than once paying customer, but fishy TLS certificates and code signatures are not acceptable in 2018 anymore.

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  3. 1 Posted by mark on 18 Aug, 2018 02:57 PM

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    I'm seeing this on https://support.cocaotech.com/ in Chrome.

    The invalid certificate belongs to tenderapp - who as far as I can see are the support-software providers, which presumably means they develop/ host/ maintain/ staff this support forum for Cocoatech,

    Agree with the points above. We're using PF to handle all kinds of local and remote server traffic, running terminal from it, etc etc. If the File Manager and its Developers' support site have invalid certificates this doesn't fill me with confidence in the rigour of the dev/commit methodology behind the current incarnation of the product.

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  6. 2 Posted by rob on 21 Dec, 2018 11:19 PM

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    It's 2018.
    There's no excuse for this.
    BTW, on a Mac using Safari, the site cannot be reached.
    After clicking "Visit the site" it just re-prompts warning that "This connection is not private".

    OS X 10.14.3 beta
    Safari 12.0.3

  7. 3 Posted by Angelika on 22 Dec, 2018 05:35 AM

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    Same problem here: Little snitch blocking pathfinder: “nmblookup” has an unacceptable code signature. It was signed using a certificate that does not come from Apple.
    macOS 10.13.6

    Any ETA when this will be fixed since the bug has already been reported in August?

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  10. 4 Posted by Grigori Gazaria... on 28 Dec, 2018 06:04 PM

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    Same here, on 10.14.2. Pretty annoying.

  11. 5 Posted by phantom.helix on 28 Dec, 2018 06:44 PM

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  14. 6 Posted by Kris on 30 Dec, 2018 05:16 PM

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    Persistent error over the last few days over the last few days with little snitch throwing this same error. If users do not have little snitch installed then they are completely unaware of the invalid signature. I'm not trying to connect to your website, only use the program (Which I love, but am concerned that this issue has been left unpatched for so long.

    Is there a reason the code is not signed correctly? How do I know I don't have an unauthorized version?

  15. Support Staff 7 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 31 Dec, 2018 10:28 AM

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    Hi Mike, 

    Thanks for reporting this issue!

    We've already submitted it to our developers, sorry for the inconvenience. 
    It may take some time, unfortunately, to fix this issue, as there are many others. 

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Path Finder Support Team 

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