Code signing: is it a security feature?

Friday, 10 June 2005, 12:18 AM EST

Code signing is a mechanism whereby publishers of software and content can use a certificate-based digital signature to verify their identities to users of the code, thus allowing users to decide whether or not to install it based on whether they trust the publisher. Code signing has been touted as a major security feature, but it’s important for users to understand its uses and its limitations. In this article, we’ll take a look at how code signing works and where it fits into your organization’s security plan.

By Deb Shinder at WindowSecurity.com

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