Older Android Phones Won’t Support Many Secure Websites By September 2021

Older Android Phones Won’t Support Many Secure Websites By September 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – You might have to upgrade your Android phone before long if you want to visit large portions of the secure web. According to Android Police, Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt is warning that phones running Android versions before 7.1.1 Nougat won’t trust its root certificate starting in 2021, locking them out of many secure websites.

The organization will stop default cross-signing for the certificate that enables this functionality on January 11th, 2021, and will drop the cross-signing partnership entirely on September 1st of that year.

A partial workaround is available by installing Firefox (Mozilla is a partner in Let’s Encrypt) and using its own certificate store, but that won’t help with rival clients or functionality beyond browsers.

By |2020-11-13T18:00:44-05:00November 13th, 2020|Mobility|

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