One-Fifth of Websites Still Running SHA-1, Risking Security Issues

By Steve Evans

The death knell for security standard SHA-1 has been sounding for a number of years now, and Google’s cracking of it in February turned the volume up even higher. Despite this, it seems many websites aren’t yet ready to say goodbye.

New research from Venafi has revealed that 21% of websites they tested are still using SHA-1 certificates. This figure is down from the 36% they discovered in November 2016, but there is still a long way to go to ensure a safer online experience.

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