U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites with Expired TLS Certificates


Following a partial U.S. government shutdown caused by a deadlock on the issue of the Mexican border wall between the Democratic Party and Donald Trump, tens of government websites can no longer be accessed or have been marked as using insecure connections because their TLS certificates have not been renewed.

The websites of the U.S. Department of Justice, NASA, and the Court of Appeals are some of the ones hit by the government’s failure to extend around 80 TLS certificates used on .gov domains.

One of the websites affected by this mishap is Department of Justice’s https://ows2.usdoj.gov/, which displays an error message warning visitors that the connection is not private or secure, depending on the used web browsers.

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Source: Bleeping Computer