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

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steve58:
Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.


--- Quote ---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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Gusington:
I better patch up my ColecoVision.

ArizonaTank:

--- Quote from: steve58 on September 27, 2021, 10:13:40 AM ---Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.


--- Quote ---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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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...;)

CptHowdy:
im still waiting for everything to stop working because of Y2K  :2funny:

W8taminute:

--- Quote from: ArizonaTank on September 27, 2021, 11:49:19 AM ---
--- Quote from: steve58 on September 27, 2021, 10:13:40 AM ---Ug, may be time to fire up some old tech.


--- Quote ---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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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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Exactly...

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