Few of the government websites are facing issues as the government has partially shut in the USA. The TLS certificates are not being renewed because of the shutdown, and this is making the websites unreachable by the users as per Netcraft.
Consequences of the government shutdown on Online Security
Various payment gateways of government and services provided by remote access need to be secured, and Transport Layer Security or TLS certificate is the way they are secured. More than eighty TLS certificates have expired till date and couldn’t be renewed.
For these reasons, there are many websites which cannot be used until the certificates are renewed.
This is one of the longest shutdowns in the history of US, and it is continuing for 23 days counting till Sunday. It’s more terrifying as no one sees or can anticipate an end to this. President of the nation and the leaders of the Congress are in a complete deadlock regarding the funding of the border security.
The proposal of Donal Trump for making the border wall at US-Mexico border worth $5.7 billion has been turned down by the Nancy Pelosi – Speaker at the house.
The Wall Street reports in its journal that this shutdown may continue for February. On the other hand, the budget is being prepared at the White House. But no one knows when the president and the Congress leaders will come to a term.
In the last meet of the President and the Congress leader he walked out of the room and tweeted that it is waste of time talking to the Congress leaders as they are strict on their decision of not funding the border wall.
If somebody uses the websites without the security, they are only putting their leg into trouble as per Netcraft. With passing time, more certificates are expiring putting the citizens in trouble and major loss of opportunities taking place.