As the security certificate on all connected objects expires, millions of smartphones, game consoles and PCs may be deprived of the Internet on September 30, 2021. This concerns all devices marketed before 2017 that have not been updated.
smart phones,And , but also game consoles, TVs… The internet has been everywhere for years. However, on September 30, 2021, millions of devices may be denied connection! A giant ‘blackout’ could affect too many devices built before 2017. Why? Because this September 30, 2021, a Digital security will end, and at the same time, the lack of an update will block another certificate, more widespread, necessary today for connecting to the Internet, for example watching videos, or checking emails.
The culprit is the testimony, which allows the ISRG file to be certified X1, is necessary today to encrypt Internet communications. according to The researcher at the origin of this discovery is all previous Connected TVs or game consoles that have not been updated will not be able to access some Internet services.
All affected operating systems
In his article, he gave many examples, and it concerns iPhone under iOS 9, smartphones under2.3.5 and earlier or computers with the . extension or Apple computers running macOS 10.12.0. This also applies to consoles like Or PS4, or devices running Ubuntu and Blackberry. The full list is on .
To anticipate this potential downgrade, there are two solutions: update your device; Install a recent version ofFirefox because it does not use this security certificate and therefore allows you to connect to the Internet without fear of interruption.
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