SHA-1 Finally Finished?

Digital certificates that use the Secure Hashing Algorithm 1 (SHA-1) will be restricted by Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (IE) 11 browsers beginning in Feb. 2017. SHA-1 was published in 1995 and was widely used for certificates that authenticate Web sites and encrypt network traffic using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). The SHA-1 encryption technique has been known to be susceptible to attack for nearly a decade, and it no longer meets the security standards for producing a cryptographically secure message. After Feb.

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