30 September may be the last day for internet access on millions of devices. These millions of devices include older generations of Apple Macs and iPhones, Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles, Sony PlayStation 3 and even some PlayStation 4 consoles, TVs and other smart devices and, once widely used, sets- Top box included.
Digital certificate expired problem
A number of devices may lose internet connectivity due to an allegedly expired digital certificate. This certificate is important to verify for a secure Internet connection.
After the expiration of the specified certificate on September 30, users of some devices will be unable to install the update to the new certificate, which will be required for continued Internet access on these older device devices.
Digital certificate expiring, which could make internet dooms day for millions of devices, this is called IdentTrust DST Root CA X3. This certificate enables Internet users to securely log on to websites that begin with HTTPS. It encrypts the connection between devices and the Internet. IdentTrust DST Root CA X3 Certificate A non-issue called Let’s Encrypt Created by -for-profit organization.
This is due to expire on Thursday, September 30, 2021, which means that the certificate will no longer be considered trusted by devices.
These devices will be affected
The ones that may lose internet connectivity are older generation products such as MacBooks on older versions of macOS 2016, Windows XP laptops, iPhones that are not running iOS 10 or above, older gaming consoles such as PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, older smart TVs and more. Set-top boxes. PlayStations 4 that have not received the new firmware upgrade may also be affected.