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Posted:
Sep 30, 2013
Published:
Sep 30, 2013
Format:
PDF
Length:
11 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English

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  • Securing Your Private Keys as Best Practice for Code Signing Certificates

    Sponsored by: Thawte Inc.

    The efficiency of code signing as an authentication mechanism for software depends on the secure storage or code signing private keys used by software publishers. But a series of recent malware attacks using malicious programs signed with legitimate certificates shows that some developers don’t take sufficient precaution.

    This paper describes recent security breaches and why they may have happened. It discusses best practices, especially for the Windows platform, which can help to safeguard the private keys associated with code signing certificates.

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