What is happening with 1024 bit SSL Certificates in 2013?
ANSWER: All 1024 bit SSL encryption keys are expiring in 2013. Any certificates expiring in 2014 or later will need to replace and upgrade all 1024-bit certificates with 2048-bit RSA/DSA or 256-bit ECC certificates by 1st October 2013. All existing 1024-bit certificates will be discontinued industry-wide in the new year (2014). This is in compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-131A.