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SHA1 security and expiry
« on: March 02, 2016, 12:09:41 pm »
We currently sign all our programs with a Comodo SHA1 code signing certificate. We will be upgrading all installations to use a SHA2 code signing certificate in the near future.

This is due to a change in the computer industry as it is believed that the SHA1 standard is close to being hackable.

From 01/01/2016 SHA1 certificates are no longer being issued. Anything using SHA1 will be blocked after 01/01/2017. Until that time you will start getting warnings on things like Chrome where SHA1 is being used that they represent a security issue.