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Offline steve58

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Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.

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Old Macs, iPhones, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles, an unknown number of smart TVs, set-top boxes and other "smart" devices, and even some PlayStation 4s may lose some internet connectivity next week.

That's because a widely used digital certificate used to verify secure internet connections expires on Sept. 30, and millions of older devices won't be able to update to install newer certificates.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/internet-disconnect-sept-30
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Re: Millions of older iPhones, TVs and other devices could go offline next week
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 11:34:45 AM »
I better patch up my ColecoVision.
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Re: Millions of older iPhones, TVs and other devices could go offline next week
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 11:49:19 AM »
Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.

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Old Macs, iPhones, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles, an unknown number of smart TVs, set-top boxes and other "smart" devices, and even some PlayStation 4s may lose some internet connectivity next week.

That's because a widely used digital certificate used to verify secure internet connections expires on Sept. 30, and millions of older devices won't be able to update to install newer certificates.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/internet-disconnect-sept-30

So millions of folks hanging on to old platforms would be forced to buy new hardware and software? I can't see anyone in big tech losing any sleep over this...;)
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Re: Millions of older iPhones, TVs and other devices could go offline next week
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 02:27:11 PM »
im still waiting for everything to stop working because of Y2K  :2funny:

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Re: Millions of older iPhones, TVs and other devices could go offline next week
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 04:40:52 PM »
Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.

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Old Macs, iPhones, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS gaming consoles, an unknown number of smart TVs, set-top boxes and other "smart" devices, and even some PlayStation 4s may lose some internet connectivity next week.

That's because a widely used digital certificate used to verify secure internet connections expires on Sept. 30, and millions of older devices won't be able to update to install newer certificates.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/internet-disconnect-sept-30

So millions of folks hanging on to old platforms would be forced to buy new hardware and software? I can't see anyone in big tech losing any sleep over this...;)

Exactly...