www.worldsocialism.org invalid certificate message

June 2024 Forums Website / Technical www.worldsocialism.org invalid certificate message

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  • #85891
    maxhess
    Participant

    Just in case no one is aware, clicking on Google links to the worldsocialism.org website brings up this warning message (I'm using Chrome browser).

    #130785
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    I got the same message using google chrome.
    This definitely discourages traffic so is there something that can be done?

    #130786
    ALB
    Keymaster

    When I got oit I scrolled down and click a box which said "Make Exception" or something like that. So I did and it worked. I'm using Firefox.

    #130787
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    ALB wrote:
    When I got oit I scrolled down and click a box which said "Make Exception" or something like that. So I did and it worked. I'm using Firefox.

    Likewise but I still think it's problem that needs to be addressed by the Internet Committee.

    #130788
    DJP
    Participant

    Looks like a problem with the SSL certificate.You can avoid by visiting the site via regular http rather than httpshttp://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb 

    #130789
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The security warning is due to an expired SSL certificate.  The Internet Committee is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

    #130790
    Brian
    Participant
    gnome wrote:
    The security warning is due to an expired SSL certificate.  The Internet Committee is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

    The SSL certificate had not expired.  For some reason it was not automatically renewed.

    #130791
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Whatever the cause, it is proving to be a nuisance for myself using Google Chrome. We don't have the ignore option as Firefox does.Whenever i encountered this pop-up message elsewhere i "returned to safety"…i am sure some traffic will take that option and not visit the site. Quicker the snag is solved, the better.

    #130792
    J Surman
    Participant

    Hi Alan, I asked 'my' Alan about this. He says he moved away from anything google some time ago as they've become more and more intrusive and controlling.The browsers he uses, both which function very well, are Yandex beta and Opera. Mine , and his sometimes, is Firefox.As for search engines we both use DuckDuckGo having dumped google. DuckDuckGo doesn't track you so there's no crap to deal with – not trying to flog you info etc.To clean up facebook use FBPurityPeriodically this computer skills necessity drives me absolutely bonkers – I have to leave the room screaming!

    #130793
    Tristan Miller
    Keymaster
    DJP wrote:
    You can avoid by visiting the site via regular http rather than https

    You can do that, but at the cost of security, since this makes it easier for malicious individuals to impersonate you or to discover your password.  We really ought to be automatically redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS…Anyway, the problem was indeed an expired certificate.  The certificate was automatically renewed before it expired, but for whatever reason the renewed version didn't get automatically installed, so the website was continuing to serve the old, expired one.  I installed the new one in such a way that (I hope) the problem will not recur.  HTTPS connections should be working again, and I encourage everyone to connect to the site that way only.

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