How to fix HTTPS/SSL website for example (facebook or google) has expired security certificate, and cannot be access due to invalid certificate
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes – a.k.a rjdreyes
The answer varies to technical and non-technical, in other words, there’s an easy fix and the hard way.
1. Check your Date/Time on your current computer system, if it’s not updated within your respective location, then you need to update it to current date/time/location. You also want to synchronize it to the internet time server.
Reboot your system doing this so, then try to visit the website that has expired security certificate to your web browser. See if these fix the issue. Why Update Date/Time? Because you’re current system time is not sync within the internet services.
2. When you boot your computer, there were instances that the CMOS settings is reset, or CMOS battery is low, and your Date/Time is not set or incorrect. You can resolve this, by changing its internal battery on the motherboard.
You will see a look-alike watch battery with 3V, you can buy this kind of battery on watch stores or in hardware stores (either a CR2025 or CR2032).
3. Sometimes it also depends on your ISP (ask your ISP service about allowing HTTPS protocols). It can be also on your web browser that you currently using.
If the encryption protocol such as SSL is not enabled. In Firefox, go to Tools then Advanced Tab, then Encryption. Check/Enable both: Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0
And also in your Internet Options, for example, if you are using Windows OS, go to Control Panel then go to Internet Options, then click Advanced Tab. Check/Enable both: Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0
4. Check your website restriction access, if the website you are trying to visit is restricted or not. You might accidentally put it on restricted sites. At Internet Options, go to Security Tab, go to Restricted sites. From there, remove the following site on the list. (Just to be sure that, it is a trusted website or else it may put a malware/virus on your computer or might hijack it).
You can also put it as a Trusted sites. Just enter the website, starting https://mywebsite.com (as an example) and then click Add. You can also put it on the Privacy setting, just go to Privacy Tab, click Sites, then enter the domain name: mywebsite.com (as an example)
5. This might be technical, but if you are a owner of the website, you might want to add your site as a trustworthy certificate, such as Thawte or Verisign.
6. You might also check your computer from viruses/malware. If you are not the owner of the website, and you did you’re best to resolve the issue. The best way to put it is simply to report it to the webmaster or web administrator of the said website.
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That’s all! I hope this guide and tips helps you out! Cheers!
(Note: Microsoft (Windows XP and 7 OS) Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)
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