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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:56 AM

Anyone been getting a lot of these lately?

When clicking on a discussion thread:

This site canít provide a secure connection

www.democraticunderground.com sent an invalid response.

Try running Windows Network Diagnostics.

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR


I'm running Chrome on Win 10. Reloading always works.

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Reply Anyone been getting a lot of these lately? (Original post)
Disaffected Aug 2020 OP
NCjack Aug 2020 #1
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #7
Wounded Bear Aug 2020 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #3
Archae Aug 2020 #4
marybourg Aug 2020 #5
radius777 Aug 2020 #6
MuseRider Aug 2020 #8
la-trucker Aug 2020 #9
Disaffected Aug 2020 #10
SeattleVet Aug 2020 #11
Raine Aug 2020 #12

Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:58 AM

1. No. I run Mac's Safari.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:51 PM

7. same here

although I have heard of this on other websites as well.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 11:58 AM

2. Not exactly that, but...

since the last update to Windows 10, my passwords have been screwed. Not remembering any of them. Having to log in manually to a lot of my usual sites.


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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:03 PM

3. Not recently.

In the past when I've gotten such messages, I find that rebooting the computer usually works.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. I keep getting it, and I'm on Edge and Windows 10.

I hit the "refresh" button, everything is ok.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:11 PM

5. No.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:12 PM

6. No, but site has hung up on me a few times.

Thought it was on my end but maybe they're doing something with the site.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:51 PM

8. Not on DU

but sometimes on Facebook or another site but not here so far. Windows 10 running Chrome browser. EDIT to be specific, the other site are about the same but not the very same. Almost always I can refresh and get it but it is something relatively new I have been seeing.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:55 PM

9. Your security settings are set at strict

 

So every time a link to a no-certificate site (http://) is clicked, it warns you that you are visiting an insecure site.

Many links on DU are not https:// (i.e. sites that have certificates - which are expensive -- so many blogs and picture sites are simple http:// i.e. without the secure socket layer.

Change your computer's security settings to average or moderate and that message will disappear.

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Response to la-trucker (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:56 PM

10. Thanks trucker

I have not changed my security settings in a long time and this problem is relatively new so not sure that would be the issue (unless maybe a windows update did it).

Also, the problem occurs not when I click on an http:// link but when clicking on a thread within DU itself (which AFAIK are all https://) and, it occurs only one out of every several clicks.

BTW, I can't find a Windows security setting that can be set to average or moderate - where does one look for it?

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 02:57 PM

11. I've been seeing a lot more expired SSL security certificates over the past few months.

I get a warning on Safari on the Mac. Looks like a lot of companies/website admins aren't doing the site certificate renewals. A lot are probably away from work, or have been busy with other virus-related work and are not paying as much attention to a lot of the underlying details.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 03:11 PM

12. Not on DU but other sites for several days

reloading doesn't work for me. I'm on Chrome.

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