Facebook security warning over expiring algorithm

Facebook security warning over expiring algorithm

Web browsing will get much riskier for millions of people when a key security algorithm stops being used, warns Facebook. The algorithm, known as SHA-1, will stop being supported by web browsing programs during 2016. Its replacement – SHA-2 – will not be compatible with older web browsers. Facebook said many of those exposed when SHA-1 is retired live in regions where web use is closely watched.…

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