One of the largest HTTPS certificate providers, Let's Encrypt, saw its root certificate expire this week, which means you may need to update your devices to prevent them from breaking.
Let's Encrypt, a free-to-use non-profit organization, issues certificates that encrypt the connections between your devices and the Internet in general, ensuring that no one can intercept and steal your data in transit. Only millions of websites trust Let's Encrypt. But, as security researcher Scott Helme warned, the root certificate Let's Encrypt currently uses, the IdentTrust DST Root CA X3, will expire on September 30. After expiration, computers, devices, and web clients, such as browsers, no longer trusted certificates that have been issued by this certificate authority.
Devices that are likely to be affected by certificate expiration are those that are not updated regularly, such as embedded systems that are designed not to update automatically or smartphones that are running years old versions of software. Users running earlier versions of macOS 2016 and Windows XP (with Service Pack 3) are likely to face issues, along with clients that rely on OpenSSL 1.0.2 or earlier, and older PlayStations that have not been upgraded to older firmware. new.
Some Android devices may still have problems, Android phones using versions older than 2.3.6 Gingerbread, it is recommended that users running Android (Lollipop) 5.0 install Firefox.
But how to fix Windows Computers that are being affected?
The answer is easy, if your computer is presenting this problem it is because it is not updated, if you have Windows 10, update it to the latest version using Windows Update
The Computers with Windows 8.1 or lower (Up to Vista). You can download the update of the following table, directly from the Microsoft server
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2||Download|
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012||Download|
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7||Download|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download|
|All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download|