Announced The non-profit certification body Let’s Encrypt run by the Internet Security Research Group has found a solution to an issue that increases compatibility of phones Android The old with its certificates for three years.
The nonprofit certification body warned in November that old Android phones running 7.1.1 or earlier would not be able to visit large parts of the secure web by September 2021.
Let’s Encrypt relies on IdenTrust, another certification body, for a cross-signature that allows its certificates to run across legacy platforms.
The IdenTrust certificate that allows this is set to expire next year, and the authority indicated that this is a big problem because 33.8 percent of Android users are still running versions older than 7.1 of Android.
And according to For the University of Michigan, Let’s Encrypt is the world’s largest certification body, and it has helped double the number of secure websites by providing the service for free and making it easier to implement HTTPS.
And in February of this year, the nonprofit revealed that it had issued its billionth certificate.
Let’s Encrypt says in its new announcement: It was able to find the alternative solution thanks to some innovative thinking from its community and the wonderful partners of IdenTrust, so that the partners implement the new mutual signature solution, which will work until 2024.
And users wouldn’t have to do anything, nor would they even discover that they were threatening to lose access to almost all safe websites if they never read about the problem.
Let’s Encrypt says: The solution ensures uninterrupted service for all users and avoids the potential outages they were worried about.
Certificates are the way that websites define themselves as secure, making HTTPS possible, and they are issued by certified certification bodies for software developers and browsers.
In practice, this means that certificates issued by these bodies are automatically trusted by browsers and applications, bypassing the need for each site to obtain approval from every browser present.