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  • Understanding SSL

    Just thought I would let you know about a podcast called Sophos Techknow – Understanding SSL. Hopefully there won’t be much new for the regular readers of this blog, but the information may be valuable for those new to the SSL industry. I did want to make note of a few things. The podcasters discuss 650 CAs in the SSL

        in EV SSL, Secure Browsing, SSL
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  • Code Signing: Best Practices

    The biggest issue with code signing is the protection of the private signing key associated with the code signing certificate. If the key gets compromised, then your certificate is worthless. A compromised key may also jeopardizethe software that you have already signed. Here are some best practices for code signing: 1. Minimize access to private keys Computers with keys should

        in Code Signing
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  • Self-Signed Versus Trusted CA Certificates

    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 to try a self-signed certificate.

        in Code Signing
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  • 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

        in Code Signing
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  • Self-Signed Versus Trusted CA Certificates

    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 to try a self-signed certificate.

        in Code Signing
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  • 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

        in Code Signing
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