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What computers and smartphones will not be able to connect to the Internet on September 30?

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, Computers, tablets, but also game consoles, TVs… Internet Everywhere and 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 certificate Digital security will end, and at the same time, the lack of an update will block another certificate, more widespread, necessary today to connect to the Internet, for example watching videos, or checking emails.

The culprit is the testimony IdentTrust DST Root CA X3This is what allows the ISRG Root X1 file to be authenticated, which is essential today for encrypting Internet connections. according to Scott HelmyThe researcher at the origin of this discovery is all previous smart phonesConnected 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 gives many examples, and these are Iphone Under iOS 9, smartphones under Android 2.3.5 and earlier or even Computer with the Windows XP Service Pack 2 or computers An apple on macOS 10.12.0. This also applies to consoles like PS3 Or PS4, or devices running Ubuntu and Blackberry. The full list is on This page.

To anticipate this potential downgrade, there are two solutions: update your device; Install a recent browser version fire fox Because it does not use this security certificate and thus allows you to connect to the Internet without fear of interruption.

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