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dee_veloper

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I keep getting this message:

The owner of weldingsite.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.


I had to use a different browser and by pass the security protection to post this message. Maybe somebody could look into this
 

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Are you using an old PC or phone?

And


I'm connecting with older hardware (Win7) and haven't seen that error message - so far.
 
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dee_veloper

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Well, I got out my blow torch and pry bar, cracked open my wallet and bought a new mini pc. Seems to be working fine. I'm now able to access all the websites again without that annoying warning. I can also access a lot of websites that connected but were just refusing to function. I learned that one of the major digital certificates on the internet expired and there's no going back. More old certificates are scheduled to expire soon. Only newer PC's will be able to fully function. Planned obsolescence.:mad:

New PC came with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed. Didn't have to do any setup. Connected three wires and turned it on. It did all the setup itself. The new PC is SMALL, about the size of a post card and only 1/2 inch thick. Lots of ports and NO fan - zero noise !! Pretty amazing.

Now just have to learn how to use Windows 10 and figure out how to get some old stuff transferred over from my old pc. Should only take me a couple of years...... :(

In the meantime, it looks like I'll be going back and forth between the old and the new. This could get confusing.
 

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This issue bit me last night. 'Invalid Security Certificate' or something like that. Gmail, Google News, Amazon, all not reachable. TBN was one of the few sites I could reach.

After a re-boot this morning all is well.
 
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