Discuss the processes of code signing and verification.

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Ying asked 5 months ago

Discuss the processes of code signing and verification.
How could the processes be attacked?

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Techtuna Staff answered 5 months ago

Code signing is a way of signing the executables with the help of signatures which are based on certificates. Code signing is done for the verification of the identity of the user. It is also verified through code signing that the code has not changed as the code got the signatures from the verified user.
The process of hash is used to validate the authenticity of the user.
In the process of the code signing, the keys of the developers which are the private are moved.
The process of verifying the user is through the digital signature and with the private key of the user.
The process of which can be attacked can be:

  • Any attacker can clone the code of the verified user and can use the digital certificate for its oen purpose. A certificate can be cloned like a original one and used in the place of the authentic certificate.
  • The process of moving the private key of the user can be vulnerable to attack as the key will be moved and someone from the traffic may theft the key.