Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

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Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

Oculus Rift owners around the globe were sidelined from the virtual world on Wednesday due to a software error that may be related to an expired certificate.

Some have speculated that the issue is tied to a security certificate within the headset's software that expired today, but Oculus has yet to confirm or deny this theory. Some users have reported that changing a computer's date to an earlier one makes the Oculus usable.

The current Nvidia driver version is 391.01, so Oculus Rift users facing these issues have to roll back quite far.

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Oculus has not provided an ETA for a fix, but in the meantime, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell has promised to post updates to a Reddit thread the company created. Oculus has seemingly let its certificate authentication lapse.

For now, if you are an Oculus Rift owner, it would be best to keep an eye out for a software update, or an official announcement from Oculus VR themselves. Recently, a "black screen of death" began affecting users, and so far, the finger is being pointed at recent Nvidia driver updates as well as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from past year.

KitGuru Says: I now have a Rift as well as the latest Nvidia/Windows updates and haven't encountered any issues. It doesn't sound like it would be a huge "to do" fix, so hopefully one will be rolled out soon! We'll share more updates here as we have them.

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