Updated: Using Thales nShield Connect/Solo on Windows with OpenSSL CHIL Engine

Using the Thales nShield with OpenSSL on Windows So I installed an nShield Connect HSM and a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. I wanted to achieve two goals: (1) Using the a nShield HSM (aka enrollment) (2) Use the nShield Support Software (v. 11.70 is recommended for Windows Server 2012 R2) to support OpenSSL's chil engine Part I : Enrolling…

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Opera's Woes: Who took the keys? Where's my car?

Imagine the following: You are at home, ready to head out… You do the triple-tap on the pant pockets and immediately notice that you are missing the car keys. Sure enough you check everywhere, and after turning every piece of furniture like a madman, you think to yourself – “Darn it! Maybe I left them inside the car!”. You run outside and to your amazement,…

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SIP's (Subject Interface Package) and Authenticode

This is my first post so I’ll make it short and sweet. What are SIPs? They are basically implementations of Subject Interface Packages, which allow the CryptAPI to interact with specific parts of the files in order to put, get, calculate and verify digital signatures on files. In other words, this is how Windows handles Authenticode…

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