Authenticode

Authenticode

Microsoft's object signing system. See code signing.
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It supports direct XAP file obfuscation, XAML/BAML obfuscation, improved control flow obfuscation, support for PDB files, a Visual Studio Project Integration Wizard, Support for Windows Phone 7 obfuscation, automatic authenticode signing, Test Mode obfuscation, improved COM Interop support and more.
* Automatic Authenticode Signing Using Certificates.
At the beginning of 2016 Microsoft changed the way in which Windows enforces Authenticode code signing, meaning that it will not trust any code signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate timestamped after January 1, 2016.
According to the company, Time Stamp Server, part of the nCipher product line, is an easily deployed standards-based time stamping appliance that supports a wide range of commercial document and software publishing tools, as well as Microsoft Authenticode and systems supporting Authenticode implementations.
Baltimore SolutionsPlus for Windows 2000 allows an enterprise IT infrastructure to use the UniCERT PKI to allow desktop users to make use of the following Microsoft applications: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Internet Information Server (IIS) capabilities, Authenticode, and Virtual Private Network/remote access.
They may also include their company and copyright information, customized messages, authenticode signatures, launch data and run programs during various stages of the system installation.
Activex security relies on what is called the Authenticode, a digital signature process that allows control authors to sign their programs.
With the increasing popularity of the Authenticode, Explorer even includes in the process the presentation of a certificate that certifies the add-on program to be authentic (i.e., not tampered with).
According to the company, nCipher's HSMs and time stamping hardware are used to secure the underlying cryptography and time stamps used as part of the Microsoft Authenticode protocol for digitally signing software.
Microsoft Authenticode is reportedly a technology provided by Microsoft to its developer community to enable the signing and time stamping of code that is to be published.
They may also include splash screen with graphics and text, background images and colors, custom registry entries, company and copyright information, authenticode signatures, messages, and run programs during various stages of the system installation.
The new version features direct XAP file obfuscation, XAML/BAML obfuscation, improved control flow obfuscation, support for PDB files, a Visual Studio Project Integration Wizard, Support for Windows Phone 7 obfuscation, automatic authenticode signing, Test Mode obfuscation, improved COM Interop support and more.