• What is Time-Stamping?

    What happens to signed code when the code signing certificate expires? In many cases, an expired certificate means that the signature validation will fail and a trust warning will appear in the browser. Time-stamping was designed to alleviate this problem. The idea is that at the time, at which the code is signed, the certificate was confirmed to be valid

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  • Code Installation Trust Decision

    The code has been signed, the user has started installation, and verification has taken place. How does the user know whether or not to accept the code? Here is a typical code verification security warning: The user must make their trust decision based on the above. The statement provides the following: File Name: In this case it is AdbeRdr1010_en_US.exe Publisher

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  • How to Digitally Sign Code

    Various application platforms support code-signing and provide different tools to perform the signing. Here is a list of the more common code-signing types and references as to where you can find guides for the given application. Adobe AIR Adobe – Digitally signing an AIR file Apple Mac OS X Developer Library – Code Signing and Application Sandboxing Guide Authenticode Entrust

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  • Microsoft to ban keys less than 1024-bits

    For those of you who do not maintain the size of your keys for digital certificates, you’re about to have some problems. Microsoft is not a proponent of small-sized digital keys. Their Windows Root Certificate Program does not allow CAs to issue certificates with keys less than 1024-bits RSA and deprecates keys that are less than 2048-bits RSA. This is

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  • How to Digitally Sign Code

    Various application platforms support code-signing and provide different tools to perform the signing. Here is a list of the more common code-signing types and references as to where you can find guides for the given application. Adobe AIR Adobe – Digitally signing an AIR file Apple Mac OS X Developer Library – Code Signing and Application Sandboxing Guide Authenticode Entrust

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  • Microsoft to ban keys less than 1024-bits

    For those of you who do not maintain the size of your keys for digital certificates, you’re about to have some problems. Microsoft is not a proponent of small-sized digital keys. Their Windows Root Certificate Program does not allow CAs to issue certificates with keys less than 1024-bits RSA and deprecates keys that are less than 2048-bits RSA. This is

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