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SHA stands for “secure hash algorithm”.  It is an algorithm that is used to generate SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are used by web browsers to verify the authenticity of a webserver. Traditionally most SSL certificates rely on the SHA-1 algorithm for validation. The SHA-1 algorithm was initially introduced 20 years ago and was appropriate for use by computers from that time. Modern computing has advanced to the point where...

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Beware phishing emails labeled as being from ADP--and other payroll processing providers--which are really designed to exploit PCs using a known Java vulnerability. Over the past couple of weeks, many outsourced payroll services customers have been targeted by phishing emails that warn that the digital certificate the business uses to communicate with their payroll provider is set to expire. But the link provided for "renewing...

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