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Ray Bohn
03-04-2018, 4:18 PM
Phishing?

Thanks

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Curt Harms
03-04-2018, 4:29 PM
Nah, I think that's a Firefox thing, they (woodnet) have an expired certificate of some sort. You can click on an 'advanced' button then add a security exception. I go there once in a while and had to reset my password a couple days ago and still can't post.

James Waldron
03-04-2018, 5:00 PM
Nah, I think that's a Firefox thing, they (woodnet) have an expired certificate of some sort. You can click on an 'advanced' button then add a security exception. I go there once in a while and had to reset my password a couple days ago and still can't post.

It ain't Firefox; it's Chrome, from Google. (Firefox will do the same for those who use it, of course.) Adding an exception is a calculated risk, but when the reason it's blocked is an expired certificate, it's reasonably safe. Anything else, and you shouldn't add an exception.

Jerome Stanek
03-04-2018, 5:37 PM
They are saying that it happens on the week ends all the time

Ray Bohn
03-04-2018, 6:24 PM
It ain't Firefox; it's Chrome, from Google. (Firefox will do the same for those who use it, of course.) Adding an exception is a calculated risk, but when the reason it's blocked is an expired certificate, it's reasonably safe. Anything else, and you shouldn't add an exception.

Yep, i am using Chrome. Still getting the message 2 hrs later.

Ed Labadie
03-04-2018, 9:28 PM
Highly doubt that an IT guy there will be working on a Sunday......should clear up tomorrow.

Ed

Matt Day
03-04-2018, 9:50 PM
Iíve gotten it all day today and a few days ago too. Using safari.

Roy Petersen
03-05-2018, 8:02 AM
Adding an exception is just shutting off the warning. Current SSL certificates also publish revocation status, as in "if it's still a valid" certificate. Once one expires, it no longer has that included, so you'd have no way of knowing if it was still protecting the connection or if it was expired long ago due to something like a compromised key. Theoretically it could be used against the visitor.

Should you trust that one and ignore the warning?
Unless making payments though there, it's unlikely to be an issue.
Personally, I'd wait a day or two, letting them know.

Simon MacGowen
03-05-2018, 10:13 AM
Adding an exception is just shutting off the warning. Current SSL certificates also publish revocation status, as in "if it's still a valid" certificate. Once one expires, it no longer has that included, so you'd have no way of knowing if it was still protecting the connection or if it was expired long ago due to something like a compromised key. Theoretically it could be used against the visitor.

Should you trust that one and ignore the warning?
Unless making payments though there, it's unlikely to be an issue.
Personally, I'd wait a day or two, letting them know.

Look at how social media have changed people's lives. Weekends are for real work in the shop guys...unless you are retired or semi retired and weekends are your computer time as you can woodwork on the weekdays.

Are you "addicted" to social media or to woodworking?

Simon

Matt Day
03-05-2018, 3:41 PM
Simon - easy on the judgement.

Simon MacGowen
03-05-2018, 4:37 PM
Simon - easy on the judgement.

Just a tongue-in-cheek post, not meant to criticize anyone.

Simon

Myk Rian
03-05-2018, 8:36 PM
Are you going there with https:// ?
http:// is unsecure.