Secure Web Browsing: The users who have old Android smartphones would not be able to access secure websites on thier smartphones from next year onwards. According to reports, the Certificate giving Authority- “Let’s Encrypt” has warned users with Android 7.1.1 or lower about the vulnerabilities of the old smartphones.
Secure Web Browsing support would end for old Android Smartphones
Let’s Encrypt has also announced that it would not be issuing root certificate to smartphones running on Android 7.1.1 or lower, from the year 2021. This means that such users won’t be able to access secure websites on their smartphones once “Let’s Encrypt” stops issuing root certificates to such Android smartphones.
According to reports, Let’s Encrypt will stop default cross-signing certificates for old smartphones on 11th January, 2021. By, 1st September, 2021, the organization would completely stop cross-signing certificates for old Android smartphones.
According to Statistica, as on first half of this 2020, around 39.2% of Android smartphone users have a smartphone with Android 7.1.1 or older OS. This means, all these android smartphones will not be able to use secure websites on their smartphones once the decision is put into action.
The decision to stop certifying old smartphones has been taken by the certificate giving authority to ensure the security and safety of smartphones users, as most old smartphones are at risk of Cyber attacks.
If you have an old smartphones, which you use for your official or personal work, then it maybe the right time to start saving for a new smartphone.
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