Because a security certificate present on all connected objects expires, millions of smartphones, game consoles and computers could be deprived of the Internet on September 30, 2021. This concerns all devices marketed before 2017, and which have not been updated.
Smartphones,, tablets, but also game consoles and televisions … is everywhere and for years. But yet, on September 30, 2021, millions of devices could be deprived of connection! A giant “blackout” that could affect a very large number of devices designed before 2017. Why? Because this September 30, 2021, a digital security will expire, and at the same time, the absence of an update will block another certificate, more widespread, essential today to connect to the Internet, and watch for example videos, or check e-mails.
The culprit is the certificate , and it is this which allows to certify the ISRG Root X1 file, essential today to encrypt connections to the Internet. According to , the researcher at the origin of this discovery, all the former , Connected TVs or game consoles that have not been updated will no longer have access to certain Internet services.
All affected operating systems
To anticipate this possible cut, two solutions: update your device; install a recent version of the browserbecause it does not use this security certificate and thus allows you to connect to the Internet without fear of an interruption.