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Upcoming trouble with expiring root certificates

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  • Jun 10th, 2020 10:49 pm
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Upcoming trouble with expiring root certificates

Article points out a potential source of trouble over the next few years: We are coming up on 25 years since the security ecosystem based on trusted root certificates first got started, and many certificates were specified to have a 25-year lifespan. These certificates are embedded in a host of devices that are not able to update, including many IoT devices with no visible user interface to explain why they can no longer connect. Some examples like Roku have already been seen.
https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/10/ ... es_expire/

Maybe another Y2K issue blown out of proportion? Maybe not. Something to be aware of in case your stuff stops working.
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