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SigningHub patched to prevent the SChannel vulnerability

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 18-Nov-2014 07:06:00

A security advisory was published on 11th November 2014 by Microsoft, describing a security threat that may allow arbitrary code execution by hackers. The SChannel (CVE-2014-6321) 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. 

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SigningHub unaffected by the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulnerability

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 09-Apr-2014 17:02:00

Security is our top priority. In this blog, we discuss the HeartBleed OpenSSL vulnerability - and SigningHub's protection against it.

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, including passwords and secure key information. OpenSSL has recently provided a patch to address this vulnerability.

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SigningHub new feature: In-person signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 23-Oct-2013 08:21:00

SigningHub's new “in-person signing” feature offers capability enabling a person to electronically sign documents without requiring them:

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SigningHub eSignatures and digital signatures

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 21-Oct-2013 13:24:00

SigningHub is a very powerful and flexible solution. It offers eSignatures and digital signatures that cater for many different business scenarios. It provides a variety of benefits, including security, ease of use, ease of management and cost efficiency. The following list shows the different types of signatures supported by SigningHub with increasing levels of security:

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SigningHub new feature: Esignatures

Posted by Mike Hathaway on 03-Oct-2013 10:19:00

SigningHub currently enables users to create a combined eSignature with a digital signature.

The eSignature 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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Group and departmental level signing with SigningHub

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 26-Jul-2013 14:42:00

In the real-world, it often doesn't matter who signs a document but rather do they have the sufficient group and departmental level 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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Strong authentication using SSL/TLS client certificates

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 05-Dec-2012 12:50:00

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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SigningHub introduces navigation tabs

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 24-Oct-2012 09:20:00

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 - navigation tabs. Navigation tabs (or tooltips) guide users through a document in a step-by-step fashion.

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Ensuring correct form filling

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 17-Oct-2012 15:02:00

Form filling is an integral part of many business workflow processes. Organisations of all sizes require their employees, partners and customers to fill forms. For example:

  • Account opening forms
  • Company policy documents
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Expenses
  • Holiday requests
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Delegated e-signing

Posted by Liaquat Khan on 24-Sep-2012 16:17:00


What is delegated e-signing? In this blog, we explain the process in-depth.

Often, in the real world, people are unable to sign documents because they are away on holiday or some other important business. In situations like this, there is typically a possibility that another suitably authorised person can sign on behalf of the original signer.

Within SigningHub, we have built support for delegated or PP signatures. Set-up is simple, just identify the person who can sign on your behalf and the date range when this is allowed (e.g. whilst you are on leave).

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