Bad Actors Catalyst Behind New Standards for Code Signing
Code Signing is a cryptographic process to digitally sign executables and scripts. The signature confirms the software author or publisher’s identity, and provides integrity by guarantying the software has not been altered since it was signed. Minimum Requirements for Code Signing will increase Internet security by setting a new bar to prevent private keys from being compromised. The requirements will also provide a better mechanism to have code signing certificates revoked limiting the proliferation of malware. The result will benefit application software suppliers, online businesses, and of course, software users globally.