Millions of older iPhones, TVs and other devices could go offline next week

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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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Quote from: steve58 on September 27, 2021, 11:13:40 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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Quote from: ArizonaTank on September 27, 2021, 12:49:19 PM
Quote from: steve58 on September 27, 2021, 11:13:40 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...;)

Exactly...