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Apple Forgets to Renew SSL Certificate, Breaking OS X Software Update [Fixed]

Several readers have noted a strange error message appearing when trying to perform software updates from the Mac App Store.

invalid-certificate
An Error has occurred

The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be "swscan.apple.com" which could put you confidential information at risk.
Swscan.apple.com is one of several servers that Software Update uses to communicate with Apple. The apparent problem is that the security certificate for the server appears to have expired. The certificate was originally valid from May 22, 2012 to May 24, 2014.

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This is a problem that Apple will need to fix on their side. In the meanwhile, users can manually download updates from Apple's support site.

Update: This may also be the cause of NSURLErrorDomain error -1012, which appears to have started in the same time.

Update 2: Apple appears to have fixed the certificate.

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18 weeks ago
forgets?????
Rating: 40 Votes
18 weeks ago
All it would've taken is for whoever is in charge of swscan.apple.com to have had a brief conversation with Siri.

"Siri, Remind me to renew SSL Certificate for Swscan.apple.com on May 23. Alert me two days before, and alert me a second time on the day before."

And now Tim Cook should just say to Siri:

"Siri, Remind me to fire the guy in charge of swscan.apple.com on Monday, May 26th."
Rating: 28 Votes
18 weeks ago
Isn't there at least one person, at Apple, whose job is to keep things like that up-to-date?
Rating: 24 Votes
18 weeks ago

Steve would have never let the Mac App Store become Snappier without the Heartbleed update render leaking, Tim.

Did I catch everything?


You forgot:

Microsoft Forgets to Renew... = Yet another example of a top-heavy corporation unable to keep even simple things in check. Thank goodness Apple hasn't forgotten its user base.

Apple Forgets to Renew... = Calm down, people; non-issue. Do you even realize how much time a big company needs to address things like this?
Rating: 24 Votes
18 weeks ago
Steve would have never let the Mac App Store become Snappier without the Heartbleed update render leaking, Tim.

Did I catch everything?
Rating: 23 Votes
18 weeks ago
Apple needs to design an app where people can jot down a list of things they need to remember, with an option to add alerts when they become due. Could call it Reminders or something similar.
Rating: 21 Votes
18 weeks ago
It is unfortunate, but I have come to accept that Apple is prone to lots of mistakes. Under Jobs these mistakes were limited, but now the Cook steers the ship, the waters are more hazardous.
Rating: 19 Votes
18 weeks ago
Forgets?? I can't see how something this big could just slip through the cracks :confused:
Rating: 17 Votes
18 weeks ago
A hundred billion in the bank doesn't buy quality. Experienced employees give that.

It used to be that corporations hired people to do one job, day in and day out, for years. Those people could take permanent responsibility and keep things humming.

Now they lay off senior people, outsource support, and/or move employees around like they were exchangeable parts in a machine. Penny wise and pound foolish.
Rating: 17 Votes
18 weeks ago
FORGETS!?!?!?

You pay up to 3000$ for their products and they FORGET to maintain there ****ing CERTIFICATES?!?

Seriously, WTF is happening with that company??!
Rating: 12 Votes

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