From tomorrow (September 30), some users will not be able to use the World Wide Web. According to reports, some older devices will not have internet from tomorrow. The IdentTrust DST Root CA X3 certificate will expire on September 30, 2021. This will have an impact on Internet users around the world. It will not run on the Mac, iPhone, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles, smart TVs, set-top boxes and other smart devices, as well as some PlayStation 4s.
Let’s Encrypt issues certificates to encrypt connections on the Internet and devices such as mobiles, laptops, PCs. This ensures that your data is safe and that hackers do not misuse it. When you visit a site that starts with HTTPS, you are on a secure website. Let’s Encrypt stop using old certificates on September 30, which will affect many devices.
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This will not affect most internet users. Computers and browsers that are not updated to the latest version will not be able to use the Internet from tomorrow.
According to reports, this will affect non-up-to-date computers, tablets and smartphones. New and updated devices will not be affected. Users using macOS 2016 and older versions of Windows XP may face this problem.
If the validity of the certificate expires, the Internet will not be able to be used on Android devices with older version 7.1.1. This will affect devices with an version older than iOS 10 for the iPhone. If your phone has an older version, you can avoid this problem by updating now.