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 certificate security will expire, and at the same time, the lack of 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
In his article, he gives many examples, and these areunder 9, smartphones running Android 2.3.5 and earlier or PCs with the or computers on macOS 10.12.0. This also concerns consoles like the or the PS4, or devices running Ubuntu and Blackberry. The full list is on .
To anticipate this possible cut, two solutions: update your device; install a recent version ofFirefox because it does not use this security certificate and thus allows you to connect to the Internet without fear of an interruption.