iPhone and iPad users may lose internet access due to digital certificate

Users of older smartphones, laptops and PCs may lose access to the Internet, as the IdenTrust DST Root CA X3 digital certificate (responsible for data encryption between devices and sites) expires on September 30th. This was reported by the TASS news agency, citing a publication by cybersecurity expert Scott Helme. After the certificate expires, electronic devices and their browsers will no longer "trust" the encryption, which will inevitably cause access problems. First of all, the problem will affect users of old iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets that run on the iOS operating system below version 10, as well as owners of MacBook laptops with macOS 10.12.0 and below.

You may also experience problems on computers running Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and below, as well as older Android devices (for example, with Lollipop 5.0). It is clarified that the use of browsers that have their own set of root certificates (for example, Fashion in Nigeria Firefox) can help prevent malfunctions, and a more radical method is to replace an outdated certificate with ISRG Root X1 (valid until 2035).

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