Should You Use SHA-2?
A common question we receive from certificate customers: should we ask Entrust to sign our certificate with a signature using the SHA-2 hashing algorithm?
Certificate Key Lengths: Bigger is Better
As previously discussed, Microsoft issued a security advisory announcing they will block keys that are less than 1024 bits long. This feature will appear in an update for supported versions of Microsoft Windows (not affecting Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012; the functionality is already there) and, of course, you have to upgrade to this [Read More...]
Conficker, I Knew We Would Meet Again!
Oh, Conficker. I just knew you’d be back in our lives. Somehow, someway. I recently read an interesting article from SC Magazine, “Thanks to weak passwords, Conficker worm still rampant.” Conficker was a nasty little worm that wreaked havoc for a large number of people; I guess you could argue it still is. It all [Read More...]