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?
On October 2, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that the winner of the new SHA-3 hash function competition was Keccak. The plan is SHA-3 will eventually replace SHA-1 and the SHA-2 hash families. To support digital certificates, the hashing function is used by the certification authority (CA) to put its [Read More...]