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Self-Signed Versus Trusted CA Certificates

July 23, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

In most cases you have to sign your code in order to get it installed on the operating system. You can sign your code using a self-signed certificate or using a certificate issued by a publicly-trusted CA. Due to the costs of buying a code signing certificate from a publicly-trusted CA, some users will decide [Read More...]

Code Installation Trust Decision

June 21, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

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 [Read More...]