Toot toot! That’s the sound of us tooting our own horn. We’re about to brag a little bit. And frankly, we deserve to.
We found some cool statistics from security and research website Netcraft that confirm what we already knew, but can’t resist passing along: we’re ahead of the internet security curve. Like, way ahead.
There’s a new trend in internet security, and Keeper is part of the tiny minority of websites on the cutting edge. The new technology, called SHA-2 (SHA = Secure Hash Algorithm), is suddenly being called upon as the new standard to replace the older, outdated SHA-1. In the wake of the Heartbleed vulnerability, many sites have been forced to revoke and reissue compromised certificates and are using the opportunity to upgrade to SHA-2. We, on the other hand, deployed this algorithm before the bug hit.
So how ahead of the game are we? Well, let’s put it this way. Right now, we belong to the 7% of secure websites using SHA-2. But Microsoft, for example, has announced it will completely stop accepting SHA-1 (the old standard) by 2016. Suddenly, everyone is jumping on the SHA-2 bandwagon. Keeper, on the other hand, was using SHA-2 before it was cool.
Check out this pie chart from Netcraft.com of SHA-1 (less secure) and SHA-2 (more secure) usage across the net:
Yep, we’re part of that little slice. And we’re proud of it!