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What phones and computers will stop working due to internet outage and how to avoid it

What phones and computers will stop working due to internet outage and how to avoid it

For the security issue of Let’s Encrypt HTTPS certificates andThis Thursday, September 30, 2021, there will be a massive internet blackout And Various electronic devices such as cell phones, Computers and Smart TVs It will stop working. What should users do to avoid unwanted harassment?

This blocking is caused by a failure of the Let’s Encrypt HTTPS certificate, This problem prevents computers, mobile phones, video game consoles, tablets, smart TVs, and other electronic devices Can not create Internet connection.

Why do power outages happen?

This blackout will happen because of The authentication certificate required to validate the connection between the device and the server has expired. In other words, devices that are not updated will be outdated for the Internet connection. Let’s encrypt HTTPSIdentTrust DST Root CA X3 certificates They are the root of the problem.

What is Let’s Encrypt?

Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit organization, Issues certificates that encrypt communications between devices and the Internet in general, ensuring that no one can intercept and steal data during transmission.

Every time you enter an internet page, it can be read at the beginning of the HTTPS address, which means the site is secure, thanks to Let’s Ecrypt certificate. So the security that stops working on September 30th is DTS Root CA X3 CA, it’s on millions of old devices but it’s not outdated.

Which devices will be affected

  • Mobile phones and tablets running Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 or earlier.
  • Devices running iOS 9 or earlier.
  • Apple computers with macOS prior to 2016 or MacOs 10.12.0.
  • Play station 3.
  • PlayStation with an operating system prior to version 5.0.
  • Nintendo 3DS.
  • BlackBerry devices with version less than 10.3.3.
  • Computers running Windows XP SP3 or earlier.
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How to prevent devices from being affected

The only solution in sight is Update device drivers that may be affected by this outageHowever, in many cases, companies consider their old products to be obsolete and do not maintain software, so updating the root certificate will be difficult or impossible.

in this meaning, It is estimated that 30 percent of mobile phones with Android may be out of service.

as a rule, The devices that will not be affected will be those from 2017, since most of them have ISGR Root X1, which owns Expiry date June 2035.