Digital by Default: Delivering Digital Signatures to the Public Sector

Posted by Sam Crook on Jun 30, 2015 11:19:00 AM

The UK government's Cloud First initiative is helping organisations embrace digital document processes. This helps drive efficiencies and reduces the costs associated with ink-signing paper documents, scanning and returning them.

The Cabinet Office GOV.UK Verify project also provides the ability to check someone's trusted identity when they need to authenticate themselves. What is needed are trusted document workflow and signing solutions that make it easy to embrace simplicity with high security and long-term protection against unauthorised or fraudulent changes.

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Topics: digital signatures

SigningHub patched to prevent the SChannel (CVE-2014-6321) vulnerability

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Nov 19, 2014 7:06:00 AM

A security advisory was published on 11th November 2014 by Microsoft, describing a security threat that may allow arbitrary code execution by hackers. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution, if an attacker sends carefully crafted packets to a Windows server. This issue lies within Microsoft's SChannel implementation, and has been rated as "Critical" by Microsoft, for all the supported releases of Microsoft Windows. This is a test

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Topics: SChannel vulnerability, SigningHub security

Digitally Sign multiple documents using 'Bulk Sign' feature

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Apr 14, 2014 4:17:00 PM

Bulk signing is a powerful feature of SigningHub which allows users to digitally sign multiple documents in one go thus saving substantial time in opening the document and signing them one by one. This feature works both when you are using either a local (client-side) signing keys OR server side signing keys.

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Topics: online digital signatures, server side signing keys, bulk signing, Blog, document signing process, signinghub bulk signing services

SigningHub is not affected by the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulnerability!

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Apr 9, 2014 5:02:00 PM

OpenSSL is one of the most commonly used toolkits to implement PKI services. It is free/open source, regularly updated and comes bundled with Linux. You can also install its binaries on Windows. Although issues in the SSL protocol have been identified in the past, this time most OpenSSL implementations have a critical vulnerability.
Researchers in Codenomicon and Google found the vulnerability inside the OpenSSL implementation code, see this link for more details: CVE-2014-0160. Once exploited, a threat agent can access sensitive information which includes passwords and secure key information. OpenSSL has recently provided a patch to address this vulnerability.

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Topics: ascertia, Blog, Signinghub, HeartBleed, EV SSL digital certificate, OpenSSL, EV SSL certificates

SigningHub New Feature: In-Person Signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Oct 23, 2013 8:21:00 AM

The SigningHub “in-person signing” feature is a new capability that enables a person to electronically sign documents without requiring them:

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Topics: online document signing, In-Person Signing, e signature, digital signature software, e-sign

SigningHub offers e-signatures and digital signatures at the same time

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Oct 21, 2013 1:24:00 PM
SigningHub is a very powerful and flexible solution that caters for many different business scenarios, each with different trade-offs between security, ease of use, ease of management and costs. The following list shows the different types of signatures supported by SigningHub with increasing levels of security:

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Topics: how to create e signature, e signature requirements, Blog, e signature, digitally sign documents, create digital signature

SigningHub New Feature: E-Signatures

Posted by rehan.khan on Oct 3, 2013 10:19:00 AM

SigningHub currently enables users to create a combined e-signature with a digital signature. The e-signature part is the hand-signature image displayed on the document, whilst the advanced PKI digital signature is the part that is embedded into the PDF document and is verifiable upon clicking the signature appearance.

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Topics: online document signing, Blog, e signature, digital signature software, e-sign

Real-World Use Case: Group/Departmental Level Signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Jul 26, 2013 2:42:00 PM

In the real-world often it doesn't matter who signs a document but rather do they have the sufficient authority to do this. That is the "identity" of the signer is not as important as the "authorisation". E.g. a Purchase Order typically requires an authorised member from the Procurement department to sign-off on it.

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Topics: create your own sign, Blog, online signature generator, digital signature software, signature maker

Strong Authentication using SSL/TLS Client Certificates

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Dec 5, 2012 12:50:00 PM

We have recently added a strong user authentication method into SigningHub that uses X.509 SSL/TLS client authentication certificates. This feature is only available to on-premise installations of SigningHub.

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Topics: SSL Client, Secure, SSL Server, Authentication, Ascertia Docs, TLS

SigningHub introduces Navigations Tabs

Posted by Liaquat Khan on Oct 24, 2012 9:20:00 AM

The latest release of SigningHub provides a very handy way to guide users on the form fields they are required to complete before signing the document. This is achieved through the use of navigation tooltips guiding the user in a step-by-step fashion.

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Topics: Navigation tabs, Form Filling, Form fields

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