Why you should update your electronic equipment before September 30

A digital certificate will expire on September 30 and is still present in millions of old electronic devices . If you don’t update it, you won’t be able to connect to the internet  from them.

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This September 30, there may be a big problem for a huge number of old electronic devices that are still connected to the  internet.

From cell phones, consoles, televisions or computers, a list of them can be without internet permanently and there is only one solution for this: update the systems at once.

But, we go in parts. What’s going on?

What will happen on September 30 to old electronic equipment?

When a server such as a web page connects to a client such as a PC, a validation after validation process is started to confirm that your connection is secure for the server and vice versa. At the end of this chain are the root certificates .

On September 30, 2021, the IdentTrust DST Root CA X3  certificate will expire and devices that have it will not be able to validate their secure internet connection , so they will not be able to navigate. 

The computers that may be affected are Macs that have macOS version 10.12.0 or earlier, iPhone and iPad with iOS 9 or earlier, PS3 consoles with firmware version 5.00 or earlier, computers that run Windows XP Service Pack 2 or earlier .

On cell phones, if you have installed, at least, Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, you will not lose connectivity

So, what to do? Simply update the computers to the latest version that they can access.

Despite this, not everyone can be saved so easily. Many devices like smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart home hubs, or home Wi-Fi routers that have been released before are likely to be affected.

And will it only affect connectivity? It is what you think. However, all answers will be given the same day.