Surely you have heard rumors that the next September 30th there will be a massive internet blackout. Well, you should know that it is true and that it is a phenomenon that will affect different devices: computers, cell phones, smart televisions and video game consoles. But what is it really about?
The internet blackout on September 30 It is due to the expiration of an authentication certificate, which serves to validate the connection between a device and its server. If a computer or device with an Internet connection does not have this update, it will no longer be able to connect and will be obsolete. But do not worry, the organization in charge of issuing said verification said that few will be affected.
Take note! There will be an internet blackout on Thursday, September 30
The certificate that is about to expire next September 30th is he AC from DTS AC x3, belonging to the company Let’s Encrypt, organization in charge of issuing certificates that encrypt devices’ Internet connections. These, in turn, contribute to no data theft and more secure connectivity.
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What are the devices that will be affected by the blackout?
Let’s Encrypt confirmed that only old devices will be affected by the internet blackout. Phones, computers, televisions and consoles that are no longer updated due to their age, including:
- Cell phones and tablets with Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 or earlier versions.
- IPhone and iPad devices with iOS 9 or earlier versions.
- Apple devices with macOS 10.12.0 or with macOS prior to 2016.
- PlayStation 3 with Firmware version 5.00 or earlier.
- Nintendo 3DS.
- BlackBerry phones earlier than 10.3.3.
- Computers with Windows XP Service Pack 2 or earlier versions.
The company also suggested that if someone is not sure what version or operating system they have, it is necessary to consult the official pages of the manufacturers of said devices to verify it.
So, in case your mobile device is one of the aforementioned, it may be the signal you were waiting to renew! In the Telcel online store you find a great variety of smartphones, tablets and gadgets So as not to be part of the blackout and to be connected at all times and in any place enjoying #TelcelLaMejorRed with the greatest Coverage and Speed.
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Now you know, remember that this Thursday, September 30 there will be a power outage, so feel free to share this information with all your friends and contacts.
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