Businesses should pressure software vendors to meet new Microsoft encryption requirements

By , Network World |  Security, encryption

To help alleviate potential problems Microsoft has left a loophole in its upgrade. It will allow applications that are signed before Jan. 1, 2010, to use keys smaller than 1024 bits, so the oldest legacy applications should still work.

Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog. Reach him at tgreene@nww.com and follow him on Twitter @Tim_Greene.

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