The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one

As many are aware, the government is currently in shutdown mode. This has resulted in several government agencies putting their work on hold, such as the FCC which has affected certain ongoing transactions, like the T-Mobile and Sprint merger review. However it seems that is not all that the shutdown has affected.According to a report from Netcraft (via Engadget), it appears that the government shutdown has also ultimately affected several agency websites. They give an example of the US Department of Justiceís website which is currently using a certificate that has expired, meaning that technically these websites are no longer considered secure.The same also seems to have affected NASAís website and the Court of Appeals. Depending on which browser you are using, users might actually be blocked from accessing these websites as some browsers might have stricter rules in place when it comes to protecting their users. However as Engadget notes, even if you manage to access them, whether or not your requests can

The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one

Over 130 Web security certificates belonging to federal agencies have now expired, making it harder to access online services, researchers say.

Thu 17 Jan 19 from The Washington Post

These are all the federal HTTPS domains thatíll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing ...

Thu 17 Jan 19 from TechCrunch

Some US Agency Websites Are Inaccessible Due To Government Shutdown

As many are aware, the government is currently in shutdown mode. This has resulted in several government agencies putting their work on hold, such as the FCC which has affected certain ongoing ...

Sat 12 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

Shutdown: Government sites with lapsed security certificates pose risk - CNET

The federal closure seems to have led to expired certificates, and without them, hackers can get between you and the website you're visiting.

Sat 12 Jan 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Government shutdown has left several US agency websites inaccessible

Agency websites are among the many facets of the US government that the ongoing shutdown has affected, as more than 80 TLS certificates on government sites have reportedly expired. ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Engadget

Some US government websites wonít load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown

In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops. As we found out, renewing the certificates on its websites is considered non-essential. Several government sites are currently ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from TechCrunch

US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

The partial US government shutdown has led to many website security certificates not being renewed.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from BBC Technology

Government shutdown threatens US cyber security

Sat 12 Jan 19 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

US government shutdown leaves websites down

Government websites are the latest victim of the shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of government employees furloughed.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Techradar

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