Notepad++ 7.6.5 has been released and is now being signed with a GPG signature so that users who download the program can verify its authenticity.
In March, Notepad++ developer Don Ho stated that after a donated code signing certificate had expired, he had problems registering a new certificate under the “Notepad++” name as it does not exist as an organization or a company. Due to this process and exorbitant prices of code signing certificates, he stated that Notepad++ would no longer be signed going forward.
Today, Ho announced that starting with the release of Notepad++ 7.6.5, the program will be signed using GPG so that users can verify the authenticity of the download. To verify a download, users will be required to first download the public key for the release on its download page and import it into GPG.
Source: Bleeping Computer