The Deal with Code Signing Certificates



Whether you have an interest in modern technology or if you’re planning on dipping your toes into developing software for consumer use, you’ll probably already have an idea of secure socket layer (SSL) protection and the importance of a code signing certificate to guarantee authenticity of software. The purpose of code signing certificates is to help verify the author of the code so that you can be sure it won’t have been meddled with. Particularly important in the world of tablets and mobile devices, when downloading software is a common occurrence in the form of apps; the code signing certificate confirms that the details given by this software are genuine and the app isn’t malicious.

While SSL certificates are a popular commodity for online businesses who provide a service or product, code signing provides similar protection to software developers during code deployment. Code is ‘signed’ using a private and a public key to confirm that at no point during the build has there been any malicious activity. So, from the developer’s point of view, every time a change is made to the code, it’s signed off using the private key to ensure continued confidence in the security of the code.

When authorship isn’t as obvious, or when updates and patches for existing programmes are needed, code signing is an essential tool. By signing these updates, the developer can confirm that the code isn’t corrupt and unscrupulous activity hasn’t occurred. As a consumer, you can be safe in the knowledge that the product can be trusted and can be installed onto your device without worrying about attacks or compromise.

Purchasing such certificates and public/private keys from reputable certificate authorities will guarantee the utmost confidence. It’s worth investing in a code signing certificate from a respected company so that the risk of compromise isn’t a cause for concern.




Get Tech Updates via eMail :

1 comments:

  1. Nice Deals. Developers offer error free, trusted and secure codes. Many respected company offers this kinds of trusted code signing certificates.

    ReplyDelete

 

About Tech Guru

TechQuark
TechGuru is a leading technology site, dedicated to software, gadgets, tech news and reviews. The site offers articles, tutorials and how-to guides on all things related to personal technology, desktop applications, productive online tools, social networking sites, windows, office etc.

Founded in 2007, TechGuru features audience who have the passion for Software and Technology and seeks to promote awareness about the internet and computing.

Get News on the Go

Mobile TechQuarkTech Guru is a mobile-friendly website. Simply bookmark m.techquark.com in your mobile browser for free access anytime, anywhere.

Contact Us / Send a Tip

Use Contact Form, if you have Comments, Problems, Suggestions, Praise, Complains about the site. Your suggestions and articles are valuable to us.

Share & Save





Copyright © 2007-2014 Tech Guru - All rights reserved. No part of this blog be republished or written without prior permission of the author


Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact | Advertise With Us


Designed and Maintained by Shubham Gupta