Google today finished upgrading all its SSL certificates to 2048-bit RSA (or better). Given that the company was hoping to pull this off by the end of 2013, it has finished ahead of schedule.
Google notes the deprecation of 1024-bit RSA is an industry-wide effort that it is “happy to support”, particularly given the “concerns about overbroad government surveillance and other forms of unwanted intrusion.” Google has now destroyed the hardware security module (HSM) that contained its old, 1024-bit, intermediate certificate and revoked all the old certificates, letting Google Internet Authority G2 to issue 2048-bit certificates for Google sites and properties going forward.
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