On the off chance that you have an old Android telephone, it could be an ideal opportunity to truly think about a redesign.
As per a report from Android Police, many secure sites will at this point don’t chip away at gadgets with Android forms preceding 7.1.1 Nougat. This is what’s occurring.
The confirmation non-benefit association Let’s Encrypt as of late declared that its organization with affirmation authority IdenTrust will end on Sept. 1, 2021. Without any designs to recharge, Let’s Encrypt is intending to totally switch over to its own root testament and stop default cross-motioning for IdenTrust’s on January 11.
In layman’s terms, this implies that many secure sites will not, at this point be viable with more seasoned renditions of Android.
This could end up being a problem. As Let’s Encrypt notes, 33.8 percent of Android devices are running these older versions of the operating system. Those devices will experience certificate errors when trying to visit many secure websites starting in 2021.
So, if you were thinking of updating your old Android device, now might be a good time before it becomes obsolete.
However, if you don’t want to upgrade your phone, you may still have options. Let’s Encrypt has recommended that old Android device owners download Firefox and use it for their web browsing needs.
“For an Android phone’s built-in browser, the list of trusted root certificates comes from the operating system – which is out of date on these older phones,” explains a post on the organization’s website. “However, Firefox is currently unique among browsers – it ships with its own list of trusted root certificates. So anyone who installs the latest Firefox version gets the benefit of an up-to-date list of trusted certificate authorities, even if their operating system is out of date.”
But fair warning: That could solve the mobile browsing issues for now, but you may still experience certificate errors when using apps on your old Android device, making an upgrade necessary.