Skip to comments.Why do I get an ACC.DAU.MIL Security Certificate when I click to See My Comments?
Posted on 10/30/2012 10:43:21 PM PDT by dila813
Did you think to ask the admin moderator or Jim?
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.
See post 3.
That is it.
The acc.dau.mil site website banner reads:
Acquisition Community Connection
Where the Defense Acquisition Workforce Meets to Share Knowledge
Yep. Seen that a lot, actually..
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
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.
I use Opera browser.
I got the message again when I checked my comments just now.
I looked them up to, no one in my household would go there.
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.
that was the https image
Also getting a security warning from Microsoft.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
***** “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
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