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Warning: Millions of smartphones could lose internet from September 30th

Warning: Millions of smartphones could lose internet from September 30th

The expiration of the digital security certificate can have serious consequences for the Internet access of many electronic devices.

This is unthinkable for many users, but it can happen well: their computer, smartphone or game console no longer has an internet connection due to the digital security certificate expired Identrust DST root. CA X3.

According to computer security researcher Scott Helmy, the expiration of this certificate may result in the loss of Internet access by Internet users. Published on him Blog, Britain’s warning sent PhoneTroid, And according to him many devices will be affected, mainly those released before 2017. Here is the complete list:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • MacOS 10.12.0
  • iOS 9
  • Android Gingerbread v2.3.6
  • Mozilla Firefox v2.0
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Debian compression / 6
  • Java 8 8u101
  • Java 7 7u111
  • NSS v3.11.9
  • Amazon FireOS (Silk Browser)
  • Cyanogen v10
  • Zolla Sailfish OS v1.1.2.16
  • Kindle v3.4.1
  • Blacklist 10.3.3
  • PS4 with firmware older than 5.00

However, some of them rely on multiple digital security certificates, and even if one of them (mentioned above) expires, it will still work.

Ways to avoid the problem

To overcome the problem, the first solution is to try to upgrade to a newer version with an update, but some devices will not allow it.

Another possible Mozilla web browser: Firefox. The latter is based on its own digital credentials to encrypt connections. So it does not depend on the security certificates used by every operating system.