Symantec Discontinuing the Use of 1024-Bit Key Length for SSL Certificates and Code Signing Products
Starting January 1st, 2014, the Certificate Authority industry is discontinuing the use of 1024-bit key length on SSL certificates and Code Signing products. This is in compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-131A. Beginning in January 2012, 2048-bit keys were enforced on all new multi-year SSL certificates and Code Signing products.
To maintain compliance, Symantec has started to disallow 1024-bit key length CSRs for the Thawte and Symantec brands starting on September 19, 2012. GeoTrust and RapidSSL will stop support of 1024-bit key length CSRs as of November 11, 2012.
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