PS4 update warning: To avoid the current attack, make sure you have this patch loaded.
To avert a potential and rapidly coming threat, PS4 users should double-check what update they have loaded.
PS4 customers have been advised to be on the lookout for an impending danger. Due to the planned and far-reaching upgrade, millions of devices could “break” this week. On Thursday, September 30, a huge update will take effect that will affect a wide range of home items, including the PS4.
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Security researcher Scott Helme, who disclosed the change in a blog post online, revealed the impending hazard.
In a word, one critical feature of the HTTPS security protocol is changing, which may “break” older firmware devices.
HTTPS is a security protocol that encrypts data sent between a computer and a device.
Root certificates are essential to the operation of HTTPS, and one of them is set to expire on Thursday.
This will not be a problem for the vast majority of devices, and normal service will resume without you ever realizing anything is wrong.
However, if you’re using a patch that’s many years old, you may experience considerable service disruption.
Apple iPhones running an older version of iOS than iOS 10 and Android smartphones running a patch older than 7.1.1 could be affected.
Also, if you own a PS4, make sure you’re on firmware version 5.0.0 or higher.
Given that the most recent PS4 update was version 9.0.0, you’re likely to be fine and avoid any potential hazard.
However, if you recently purchased a used PS4 or don’t connect your system to the internet very often, it’s worth double-checking what software build you’re running.
The impact of the forthcoming root certificate expiration, as Helme explained, remains to be seen.
However, the security expert predicts that “a few things will most likely break on that day.”
Helme stated, “This will not be the first time a root CA certificate has expired, and I expect things to break in the same way they have in the past. If the root certificate on which your certificate chain is based has expired, there’s a good possibility that things will go wrong.” The distribution of root certificates has begun. “Brinkwire News Summary.”