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disable "This Connection is Untrusted" messages

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philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 1:25 am

Firefox 3 is a bit boring with the "This Connection is Untrusted" messages on some sites, caused by the fact the sites probably did not pay their fees to the "certification" companies, or do not have any (I don't care at all as long it is not a banking site).

How to disable these messages ? about:config option ?

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. The certificate is only valid for sina
(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 1:44 am

Just add an exception.

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:00 am

I don't need to store this kind of info I don't care at all, and which are more business issues with certification companies, as long as these sites are not banking sites.

The question is how to prevent getting these "untrusted windows".

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:07 am

It isn't only business issues with certification companies, it is only that no check (the check being ownership of the domain for regular certificate, business existence and domain ownershop for EV certificate) have been conducted by a trustee (i.e. one successfully audited and audit result sent to Mozilla) on the certificate, so the browser ask you to do the check by yourself.

To answer simply your question, you can't. And that's good.

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:13 am

teoli2003 wrote:To answer simply your question, you can't. And that's good.

?? Good to you, fine.
Not good to me because not interested to interfere with certification company businesses, especially when visiting a forum without any security concern.

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:19 am

If there are no security concern, why do they use https? Plain http is quicker.

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:24 am

??? Where did you read I used only https ??
These "untrusted messages" don't happen only with https.

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:30 am

They do appear only with https. Only https do use certificate.

If you get them with http protocol, it means that something (an extension, a plug-in) connect to an untrusted https site in the background.

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:42 am

No special plug-in or extension.
Sounds weird (and annoying because nothing related to "security").

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:44 am

Can you link here to a page where this happen? We can check if it happens by us too. (If possible one of these http case, not https)

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:49 am

Not in my history list .... (unfortunately), but it is not he first time I see this message with absolutely no security problem, but just certification dates and business related issue to put the pressure on sites to pay their fees....
I don't want to take part of this game.

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:53 am

Next time you find one, please post it there. We will see if it is a normal message (https, non-trusted certificated needing manual trust, expired certificate or a certificate issued for one site and used for another one) or if something weird is happening at your side.

philcox
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 2:55 am

The only thing weird at my side is I use Firefox 3.5.

teoli2003
 
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 3:06 am

Please provide us with a real example.

WiteLite
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Post Posted July 20th, 2009, 6:44 pm

I just reinstalled windows today. and i now get this message for "every" https site i visit.
yahoo mail
gmail
hotmail
bank
every random one i click on it says this.
whats going on?
its a fresh install

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