Essential Apps updates: update before July, 09

Friday, July 5, 2024

Connections using OpenVPN ECC (default type) using outdated apps will stop working on July 09, 2024. You must use our latest apps to be able to connect using this connection type. OpenVPN XOR, AES-128, AES-256 aren't affected, assuming that you are using our apps released after December, 2023. 

Apps details: Software Changelog

What is the reason?

- One of our CA (Certificate Authority) certificates which validates the encryption keys for OpenVPN was generated 10 years ago, with a validity of 10 years. This CA is used for OpenVPN ECC connection types and it expires on July 09, 2024. 

What is the impact?

- If you use OpenVPN ECC as your prefered connection type, it will stop working once the CA certificate expires on July 09, 2024. 
- If your connection type is OpenVPN XOR, AES-128, AES-256, there is nothing to worry about - assuming that you are already using the apps released in the past 6 months. Howevever, updating the apps is highly recommended. 

What needs to be done?

- if you use our apps to connect, you must update to the latest versions. Updates are automatic on Android only via Google Play, Amazon Store. For Windows/Mac/Linux - you must download and install the latest versions from our site. 


- Windows app v4.5: installer (64-bit, default), installer for obsolete Win 32-bit
- MacOS app v4.3.2: installer
- Android app v1.1.46 (phones/tablets): Play Store.apk file (you may need to erase the app's cache/storage)
- Android TV app 1.0.24: .apk file (you may need to erase the app's cache/storage)
- Amazon Fire Stick devices: Amazon Store / .apk file (you may need to erase the app's cache/storage)
- Linux v2.1.1: .deb package

Are there any expected downtimes / maintenance works?

- Not really, the impact is minimal if you are already using the up to date apps. All servers have been prepared well in advance for the CA transition, but we are going to re-check during July 06, 07 and 09 to make sure that the transition was made as expected on all servers. In some cases, there may be forced reconnections. 

We already published the changes and highlighted the importance of these updates in the Changelog page, which has been announced several times recently through the News tab of our apps and through our website. 

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(you may need to erase the app's cache/storage)

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