Because a security certificate present in all connected objects expires, millions of smartphones, game consoles and computers could be deprived of the Internet on September 30, 2021. This affects all devices marketed before 2017 and not have been updated.
Smart phones, tablets, but also game consoles and televisions … it is everywhere and for years. But nevertheless, on September 30, 2021, millions of devices could be deprived of connection! A giant “blackout” that could affect a large number of devices designed before 2017. Why? Because this September 30, 2021, a Digital security will expire, and at the same time, the absence of an update will block another certificate, more widespread, essential today to connect to the Internet, and for example watch videos, or check emails.
The culprit is the certificate , and this is what allows the ISRG Root X1 file to be certified, essential today to encrypt Internet connections. According to , the researcher at the origin of this discovery, all early , Connected TVs or game consoles that have not been updated will no longer have access to certain Internet services.
All affected operating systems
To anticipate this possible outage, two solutions: upgrade your device; install a recent version of the browser because it does not use this security certificate and therefore allows you to connect to the Internet without fear of an interruption.
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