Microsoft has announced that it will allow the SHA-1 Trusted Root Certificate Authority to expire, and all major services and processes will exclusively use SHA-2 starting from next month.
Apple has quietly put out a support page announcing the deprecation of TLS certificates signed with SHA-1 in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina two years after other tech giants adopted the change.
Wladimir Palant, the developer behind AdBlock Plus, has taken Mozilla to task over the way Firefox hashes master passwords to generate the encryption key used to protect stored passwords.
Utilizing the massive amounts of computing power at its disposal, Google has manage to successfully generate the first cryptographic hash collision of SHA-1, further advocating its deprecation.
Microsoft has detailed how it plans to prevent sites using SHA-1 certificates from loading on Edge and Internet Explorer 11 starting next year. The hashing function was deemed insecure in 2005.