US government shutdown leaves websites down



A number of government websites are now inaccessible after 80 TLS certificates used by the US government have expired and with no staff on hand to renew them as a result of the government shutdown.

According to Netfcraft, NASA, the US Department of Justice and the Court of Appeals are just some of the US government agencies whose websites have been affected by the shutdown.

Hundreds of thousands of government workers have been furloughed including the staff responsible for handling IT support and cybersecurity.

With no one to service them or update their TLS certificates, government websites are going down in droves which is raising concerns in the IT and cybersecurity i…
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