Certificate Authorities Must Fuel ECC Adoption
There's good news to report, according to the researchers. The transition from RSA digital certificates to ECC-based root certificates is taking place at major global certificate authorities, including Thawte, VeriSign, Entrust and Comodog. BlackBerry, which holds more than 100 ECC patents, uses it extensively. But, certificate authorities must make it easy to buy an ECC certificate, the researchers said. Certificate authorities need to update documentation and foster standards to avoid confusion.