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Google Says SHA-1 Encryption Not Secure, Will Drop Support in Chrome

Google Says SHA-1 Encryption Not Secure, Will Drop Support in Chrome

Google will be soon seen to drop the support for the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm in the Chrome. This is mountain view based company that is now said to ditch the encryption technology from the January 2016 and will be pulling support till January 2017. this company recently wrote down in a blog that it does not consider the  SHA-1 based signature that has been issued for the January 2016.  Chrome will be displaying a error on any certification that will be signed under SHA -1 . According to the blog post it was said that ” Google chrome does not treat SHA-1 as secure any more and has stopped supporting it officially over the next year . Chrome will be discontinuing the support in two ways: blocking new SHA-1  certificate  and then blocking SHA-1 certificate.”
The web browsers as well as the websites will  be stop exchanging and communicating the encryption traffic there on using a hash function. In 2011, Baseline Requirements for SSL identified weaknesses in SHA-1 and recommended certificate authorities to transition away from SHA-1 based signatures by early January, 2016. Google hopes that all CAs will stop issuing SHA-1 certificates in 2016.

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