Verification of the encryption strength of the certificate
If the result is positive, there is no need for further action. If the result is negative, please read the following instructions.
|Result positive||Strong hash algorithm is used|
|Result negativ||Weak hash algorithm|
|Description||The message means that your server certificate has a weak hash algorithm. This can potentially cause it to be forged and is displayed as insecure in many mail programs.|
|Background||Server certificates provide more security on the Internet and serve to verify the identity of servers. A certificate is issued by official, trustworthy institutions. A certificate is not forgeable if a strong hash algorithm is used. In normal life a certificate is comparable with an identity card or a notarial certification. Similar to a passport, certificates also have a certain validity period. Certificates thus ensure secure data exchange and form an important basis of trust for operators, e.g. of online shops.|
|Consequence||In the worst case, a weak hash algorithm can lead to attackers creating a fake certificate for your servers, impersonating your servers. This means that one server can impersonate another server. Criminals may be able to access your customers' personal information such as passwords or credit card information.|
|Solution/Tips||If weak hash algorithm is reported, you should install a new certificate with a secure hash function. To find out how to get a secure certificate, click here: Install_Certificate (German only).|