In major parts of the world, including Pakistan, where the services of major social media websites like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger have been affected, users are also facing problems in internet services as they have access to multiple websites or email services giveme5.
Can’t access it. IT experts are calling it a worldwide internet blackout. Leading Pakistani IT expert Ansar Jahangir says that a “root certificate” with the very technical name “IdentTrust DST Root CA X3” is about to expire. The date and time were set for September 30 at 2 p.m. Grange Standard Time.
“Root certificates serve as a link between a device and the Internet, whether it’s a mobile phone or a computer. This is a factor that ensures that connections are secure and confidential. In order to keep up to date, such certificates are allowed to be updated in iOS, Android, Windows, so that they can replace the system with new ones as it expires, but not doing so has bad consequences.
He said that the public and private certification authorities responsible for verifying the security of the device connected with the Internet are known as CAs. As a security measure, these certificates come with an expiration date and These are the authorities who are in charge of their renewal or cancellation.
He said that once this CA expires, users will no longer trust the certificate issued by the CA, such as web browsers in the future. Certificate renewal is distributed with device system updates. This has caused problems for computers with older operating systems. On May 30, 2020, an ad trust firm’s certificate expired. “There were difficulties in the services.
He said that the effects of such issues are often long-lasting but the best way for companies to avoid the hassle is to install regular system updates. Therefore, in case of any problem in a single company, its effects are often felt on the entire system.
According to foreign broadcasters, the issue in Pakistan started at 8:44 pm. Pakistan as well as users around the world are facing difficulties in accessing these web social media platforms and providing internet services.
“Some people are having difficulty accessing and using our products and applications,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said in a Twitter message. Are and apologize for the inconvenience.
WhatsApp also said in a message on the social networking site Twitter that “we are aware that some people are having problems using WhatsApp at the moment, we are working to restore the situation to normal and soon.”
Will keep you updated. Later, Instagram also confirmed the problems in a statement released on Twitter, saying that Instagram and friends are facing some problems at the moment and you may have problems using it, according to the website DownDector, 20,000 people. Facebook and Instagram have reported being affected.
Similarly, 14,000 users have complained about the messaging platform WhatsApp, while more than 3,000 users say they are unable to use Messenger. It is feared that the service could affect millions of people. All three of these applications, owned by Facebook, run on a common infrastructure and are unable to function.
Users who open Facebook are receiving “error page” or messages that this browser is not connected. In addition to mobile phone apps, there are also difficulties in using the desktop version of Facebook and Instagram. Message to Messenger users There are difficulties in sending and receiving, in addition to this, users are also having difficulty in opening other websites connected to Facebook such as the workplace, etc.
On the social networking site Twitter, people are posting messages affecting the services of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. in their respective countries. Websites like Facebook are generally less affected but Whenever this problem occurs, the effects are massive as it causes the world’s three most widely used applications to stop working simultaneously.
Earlier, whenever such a problem occurred, the company was always unable to give reasons or details even after the problem was resolved. Earlier, when the problem occurred in 2019, after the restoration of the network, Facebook only Suffice it to say that there was a problem with their system during the day-to-day maintenance.