David Cohen informs the C-Suite why it should care about SHA-1 and identifies three key questions they should be asking their cyber-security team.
Google considering following Mozilla and Microsoft footsteps and dropping support for insecure SHA-1 certificates earlier than expected
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Microsoft is set to bring the date after which its Windows browsers will no longer accept SHA-1 to the middle of next year after new research has shown the cryptographic hash function to be even more vulnerable than previously thought.
Mozilla has stepped up pressure on enterprise companies that continue to use SHA-1 certificates after research last month demonstrated the algorithm could be broken in as little as three months.