This Thursday, September 30th at 4:01 pm the owners of some products, such as sharp, smartphones, tablets and computers, game consoles and even smart TVs, will have to say goodbye to the Internet and the connected world.
An error in the digital security certificate will automatically block all devices sold before January 2017 His blog.
Man warns that almost a third of the smartphones or tablets under Android in circulation are likely to be affected by this problem. The same quack on the iPhone and iPad side, which is not valid under iOS10 (at least), while consoles like the PS4 or a Wii U will find themselves stuck without updating from 2017 onwards. At the same time, connected TVs that have not been updated for four years, or even PCs or Macs that do not exceed the Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or MacOS 10.12.0 milestone, are found in ‘irreversible’. The web
However, fear not, if you have updated your product since then, the protocol will not prevent you from browsing the web. However, researcher Scott Helm warns that millions of mobiles, tablets and consoles will be affected as many users do not think about updating their devices. In addition, some devices that are considered too old may not be up to date and should therefore be banned from the World Wide Web.
The last solution for some devices is to use Firefox as a web browser so it does not use the same security certification protocol. Firefox is one way to deal with this problem, at least for PC and Mac owners.
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