Microsoft failed to renew the certificate for one of its fairly important websites, resulting in the website breaking and people being redirected elsewhere.
Discovered by The registry (opens in new tab)The Windows Insider Software Testing Program certificate expired on Thursday, June 9 in the afternoon hours.
Those attempting to visit the site during this time were faced with the usual “Your connection is not private” message, and Chrome, Firefox, or Safari users were prompted by their browsers (opens in new tab) not to continue.
Those who did were redirected to Windows’ main page with 302 and 307 redirect responses, according to the publication, suggesting the company was already aware of the issue at the time.
Since then, the certificate has been renewed and the site is up and running again.
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