"This Connection is Untrusted"

Discussion in 'Internet Discussion' started by andrewanimation, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. andrewanimation

    andrewanimation New Member

    When trying to check my Gmail, I get:

    This Connection is Untrusted

    You have asked Firefox to connect
    securely to www.google.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

    Normally, when you try to connect securely,
    sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
    going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

    What Should I Do?

    If you usually connect to
    this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
    trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

    Technical Details

    www.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.
    The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed.
    The certificate is only valid for google.com
    (Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)

    I Understand the Risks

    If you understand what's going on, you
    can tell Firefox to start trusting this site's identification.
    Even if you trust the site, this error could mean that someone is
    tampering with your connection.

    Don't add an exception unless
    you know there's a good reason why this site doesn't use trusted identification.

    And it's NOT because of my system time, which is set perfectly accurately. (the usual cause of the problem when Googling this issue)

    EDIT: And when I search by Google, it thinks I'm in the Netherlands. But my IP hasn't changed, according to www.whatismyip.com
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

    Have you ran any virus or malware scans to make sure your system is clean?
  3. andrewanimation

    andrewanimation New Member

    I'm running scans by AVG, Ad-Aware, and Malwarebytes, but they're still going on, so I'll have to wait until they finish before I restart my computer and check if the problem is still there or not. I'll let you know then.
  4. TrainTrackHack

    TrainTrackHack VIP Member

    Try it on Chrome. If it works, we can can conclude Google just broke it so they could get more people to switch over to their browser. Congratulations, you've just uncovered a conspiracy!

    Or perhaps they indeed are having an issue with the certificate, usually these get fixed pretty quick.
  5. andrewanimation

    andrewanimation New Member

    Lawl no, unfortunately no conspiracy here xD

    I get a similar message on Chrome and IE as well, and it's lasting too long to be a Google issue.
  6. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

    Why wouldn't Firefox or IE claim Google was untrusted?:D
  7. andrewanimation

    andrewanimation New Member

    Okay, I just came back from a computer restart after both AVG and Malwarebytes got done scanning and asked me to restart, but the problem is still there. :(
  8. louise071

    louise071 New Member

    I've encountered that a couple of times, i just click verify security certificate.Seldom happens though

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