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Why do I get an ACC.DAU.MIL Security Certificate when I click to See My Comments?
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Posted on 10/30/2012 10:43:21 PM PDT by dila813

Anyone have any idea what may be causing this? Only happens on Freerepublic.com



Only happens when I click My Comments, has happened for the last 2-3 weeks, Completely cleared out my browser to ensure it wasn't me.


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KEYWORDS: security
I find this really suspicious. Don't have any idea what is going on.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:43:29 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

Did you think to ask the admin moderator or Jim?


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:48:19 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: dila813

Someone probably pinged you to a post and the ping included a picture/image from a .mil website, and they linked it with a https prefix.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:50:12 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: dila813

See post 3.

That is it.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: dila813
Do you, or someone using your computer, connect to a DOD Defense Acquisition website? That would be for Defense Procurement or government contracting.

The acc.dau.mil site website banner reads:

Acquisition Community Connection
Where the Defense Acquisition Workforce Meets to Share Knowledge

5 posted on 10/30/2012 11:02:59 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: B Knotts

Yep. Seen that a lot, actually..


6 posted on 10/30/2012 11:04:48 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: dila813

Don’t know about your situation but earlier with me it was like I was using DOS 2.1 on an old dial-up modem, typing a sentence then and waiting and watching seconds later as each letter appeared. I actually counted to 18 after I typed the sentence before the first letter appeared and then I could count to 1 or 2 before the next letter appeared...

I shut down (cold boot) and ran AVG full scan ... came up 0 (no problems), everything is working fine ... I did not have the presence nor insight / forethought to check any other programs before I shut down to see if they were running slow as well ... it was just taking so long for any operation to happen that I just wanted to shut down so that I could scan for a Virus ... it did take a few minutes even after I did a forced shut down.

Don’t know what happened but all reports from all scans show that everything is OK and all protection measures are intact and functional.

Might just have been a memory glitch

TT


7 posted on 10/30/2012 11:05:11 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: B Knotts
Someone probably pinged you to a post and the ping included a picture/image from a .mil website, and they linked it with a https prefix.

Thanks.

8 posted on 10/30/2012 11:08:17 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: dila813
FR doesn't use SSL by and large, if at all.

Does the URL you are fetching begin with https://www.freerepublic.com/whatever?

What browser are you using? The dialogs you posted don't look like what a normal browser would show if alerting on a faulty SSL certificate.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 11:12:22 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

I use Opera browser.

I got the message again when I checked my comments just now.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 11:24:18 PM PDT by dila813
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To: meadsjn

I looked them up to, no one in my household would go there.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 11:25:20 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Jet Jaguar
I did a search, that is it.
12 posted on 10/30/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT by dila813
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To: B Knotts

Thank you


13 posted on 10/30/2012 11:27:30 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank You


14 posted on 10/30/2012 11:27:37 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

15 posted on 10/30/2012 11:33:32 PM PDT by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: dila813

What ever you did there caused a red X and a security warning on my computer from McAfee.......Just thought I would let you know.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 11:33:37 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

that was the https image


17 posted on 10/30/2012 11:36:10 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813
Well I'm getting security warnings from it even when I go back to the main *see posts* menue, not on just this thread.
Whatever it is, it's being blocked from coming up on my machine, which is good.
18 posted on 10/30/2012 11:39:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: dila813

Also getting a security warning from Microsoft.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 11:44:00 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: dila813
Here's what I get from Firefox trying to fetch that page (red text added):

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to acc.dau.mil, 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.Get me out of here!

Technical Details

acc.dau.mil uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

I Understand the Risks

They are likely using a self-signed certificate, which means the connection is secure, but the identity of the server is unproven (i.e., it might be the bank or it my be Ivan, here, but eavesdroppers can't read it).

I would just ignore it. Unless you were trying to communicate secure information to the site in question (e.g., it's your bank or broker), you should be entertained, not worried.

20 posted on 10/30/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: TexasTransplant

Typically that is a hardware problem. You have a device that is either sending so many interrupts or timing out on an operation that it’s polling so frequently it impacts the CPU. Stuck key transmitting “make” but no “break” codes can be the problem. Stuck mouse button(s) also. Lots of possibilities. If reboot fixed it, might just be an intermittent issue.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 12:10:22 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Of COURSE I'm talking about Delta House, you Twerp!)
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To: dila813

It seems like something weird is happening to me too, just with this site, almost as if it gets redirected when I try to go here. Like it is being blocked My typical “favorites” links dont always work to get here. If I go to a search page link I can get the site , sometimes. Most of the time I get the http 404 page


22 posted on 10/31/2012 12:15:11 AM PDT by KTM rider
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To: KTM rider

I am on AOHELL.com as my internet browser
and I get a lot of “error” messages and “404 error”
when I try to log in or make a comment on my Freeper account.

I attribute it to the Huffington/puffinton post
which is alligned with my browser .
After all , it is Halloween


23 posted on 10/31/2012 12:30:37 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: FredZarguna

***** “might just be an intermittent issue.” ******

Whew ... thanks for the explanation. I used to be the whiz with Computers (back in the DOS days) now 10 year olds have to show me how my phone works and what it can do...

(I need (read want) a new Mouse and Keyboard anyway) everything else is fairly new. I’m pretty fearless with hardware and a screw driver and I’m almost fluent in “Indian Customer Support” but Malware and Virus stuff scares the crap out of me... I have been down for weeks before from that crap ...
Latest problem of consequence was from (I think) an ADOBE update that has rendered my Scanner inop ... everything else works just fine ... Brother MFC 9460 (when I scan it says Computer not found, yet everything else works fine, Printer, FAX and Copy) I changed the USB Cable, changed it’s location on the Tower, reloaded Printer Software and Updated Printer Software ... no Joy

I think it was an Adobe update ... a friend thinks it was a JAVA update ... just haven’t had the 5-6 hours available lately to reconnect with my old friends in India Customer Support ... but I will figure it out eventually (it is a 3 month old Printer) my ol HP lasted 5 years

Thanks again

TT


24 posted on 10/31/2012 1:52:10 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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