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Verifying Code Authenticity

August 11, 2011 by Bruce Morton     1 Comment

When an end-user’s browser loads the code, it checks the authenticity of the software using the signer’s public key, signature and the hash of the file. If the signature is verified successfully, the browser accepts the code as valid. If the signature is not successfully verified, the browser will react by warning the user or [Read More...]

What is Code Signing?

July 15, 2011 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

From Wikipedia, “Code signing is the process of digitally signing executables and scripts to confirm the software author and guarantee that the code has not been altered or corrupted since it was signed by use of a cryptographic hash.” In order to sign the code, the publisher needs to generate a private-public key pair and [Read More...]