Experts Reaction On Millions Of Websites Face ‘Insecure’ Warnings

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 04, 2020 03:01 am PST

Some well-known websites could stop functioning properly on Wednesday, 4 March, after a bug was found in the digital certificates used to secure them, the BBC reported last night.The organisation that issues the certificates revealed that three million need to be immediately revoked.

Visitors to affected sites will be greeted with an alert warning them the site is insecure. One expert said the issue could result in a “loss of trust”. In a notification email to its clients, the organisation said: “We recently discovered a bug in the Let’s Encrypt certificate authority code.

“Unfortunately, this means we need to revoke the certificates that were affected by this bug, which includes one or more of your certificates. To avoid disruption, you’ll need to renew and replace your affected certificate(s) by Wednesday, March 4, 2020. We sincerely apologise for the issue.”

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