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SSL Certificates Now Transitioning from SHA-1 to SHA-256

Mar 11, 2014.

GlobalSign, the partner of Batoi Hosting for provisioning SSL Certificates is going to improve the security levels of the SSL Certificates in support of the deprecation of SHA-1, that has been in use among CAs since the late 1990s.

During March 2014, Globalsign will be transitioning from SHA-1 (1024-bit keys) to SHA-256 (2048-bit keys) to meet security best practices developed by NIST and to support Microsoft’s decision to no longer support certificates using the weaker SHA-1 algorithm.

After the transition, all SSL Certificates will be issued as standard using SHA-256. However, existing Certificates can easily be upgraded with a simple reissue at no additional charge.

Customers who face technical issues using SHA-256 SSL should contact our Support Team.

For further information including important dates for the end of support for SHA-1 and GlobalSign transition dates visit GlobalSign’s SSL Information Center Article.

Source: (https://www.globalsign.com)

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