Phone: The risk of millions of smartphones being deprived of internet as of September 30

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Many digital devices can be denied internet access as of September 30th. Issue topic: Digital Security Certificate Expiry.

What if your computer, smartphone, or game console doesn’t have an internet connection? This is what is likely to happen on September 30 to several million users.

Problem topic: The digital security certificate has expired, IdentTrust DST Root CA X3. It was computer security researcher Scott Helmy who warned of the effects of this expiration in a published article on his blog and leave by phoneandroid.

So it may affect many older devices that still rely on IdentTrust DST Root CA X3. In particular, devices released before 2017. Sometimes, a simple update can fix the problem.

How do you avoid collapse?

According to Scott Helmy, a third of Android phones could be affected by the September 30 blackout. They must install 2.3.6 Gingerbread or earlier to be able to maintain an internet connection. For Apple devices, to avoid this problem, users of macOS 10.12.0, iOS 9 or earlier are advised to update the firmware. The same goes for the PlayStation 4.

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