Why Can Only Certain Browsers Generate Automatic Keypairs?

In the world of PKI and SSL some certificate authorities use browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox to automatically generate keypairs to be used with Email-S/MIME Code Signing or Client Authentication Certificates. Not all Browsers have the capability to generate these keypairs due to licensing restrictions of the <keygen> and ActiveX controls that perform […]

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SHA-1 or SHA-256 for Windows kernel-mode Code Signing

Problem Windows Vista and Server 2008 trigger a security warning for code running in kernel mode if the code was signed with a SHA-256 Authenticode certificate. The current workaround is to use a SHA-1 certificate. However, SHA-1 is being deprecated. Patched versions of Windows 7 and newer versions of Windows operating systems will trigger a […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Guide)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. Unlike SSL certificates, code signing certificates perform the function of signing. Code signing certificates creates a tamper proof digital shrink […]

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Thawte – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Thawte Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Thawte using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Thawte Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code […]

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Symantec – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Symantec Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Symantec using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Symantec Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The […]

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How To Export A Certificate From Firefox.

Depending on the circumstance you may need to export a certificate that has been installed in your browser. Code Signing and Mail Signing certificates purchased from a Certificate Authority (CA) usually use browsers to generate the keypair and install the certificate on the browser. After which you can then export the certificate, and distribute it to […]

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