struggles with new cryptoalgorithms

22. March 2021, Switzerland

As we heard from the national team the current validator release has problems facing the new cryptoalgorithms which are required legally since end of 2018 and must be changed till end of this year. SHA512 signatures do not work (everything is "red") and reduction to SHA256 at least show warnings. The team already prepared a new version but it will be installed in June 2021 as we heard. Thus after switch to CA4 you could face problems with the

We have asked the federal government about dealing with this problem and will continue to report on answers here. At present we only know that a new release of the validator is in the test and accepts the CA4 signatures. We are expecting this new release in the middle of the year.