Hundred of million devices across the globe running a risk of losing internet connectivity.
Internet connectivity for old devices coming to an end due to the expiration of the digital certificate.
From web browser to mobile apps, anything requires a secure connection will stop working. Not to mention, streaming videos Youtube, Netflix and Stan needed a secure connection.
Scott Helme stated that “If the root certificate that your certificate chain anchors on is expired, then there’s a good chance it’s going to cause things to fail.” Specifically, this new update mostly impacts Windows XP users or Apple products running OS 10.12 or earlier.
Fortunately, devices less than five years old should not be affected by this latest security feature update. Surprisingly, old smart TVs, Android, iPhone, play station 3 and Nintendo 3D will most probably stop working. There are few other platforms, including amazon kindle and eReader running V3.4.1, are yet to see if they fail after the DST Root CA X3 expire.
However, there is a way around if users cannot update their devices. They can always download third-party web browsers, for example, Firefox or Opera. These web browsers do not consider OS security certificates. Further, its a good idea to update your device to avoid the risk of losing internet connectivity.
If you still can not access the internet on your Mac, Computer or Laptop, please do not hesitate to call us for help. Our technician can visit your home or office to fix the internet issue.