Epic Fail: Expired Certificate Causes Chaos in Apple's App Store

Somebody at Apple forgot to renew a digital certificate, and the entire Mac App Store took a tumble, delivering uninstallable apps for a few thousands of users.

Software manufacturers use digital certificates to authenticate the source of a program. They are used mainly for security reasons, allowing operating systems to know that a software package is coming from a known, validated, and trusted source.

To avoid a be-all, end-all software application that gets installed … (read more)

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