I don't know if the message I posted earlier today in the news forum has been recognized by someone. It was just deleted.
it was about the latest deployed xampp win32 version. It has the wrong openSSL version packed.
I was downloading:
the packages contained openSSL v1.0.1h and not v1.0.1i as supposed.
Please update the packages to fix this!
(And as a side note: the website still refers to v1.8.2-5 as the "latest download")