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.

Top Rated Comments

markyr17 Avatar
129 months ago
forgets?????
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rafagon Avatar
129 months 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."
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrgraff Avatar
129 months 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?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yvan256 Avatar
129 months ago
Seriously?

Isn't there at least one person, at Apple, whose job is to keep things like that up-to-date?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
129 months ago
Steve would have never let the Mac App Store become Snappier without the Heartbleed update render leaking, Tim.

Did I catch everything?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
testcard Avatar
129 months 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.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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