THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Constant Internet Explorer Certificate Errors
Amanda was using our computer today and discovered that she could not log into any site that uses SSL. Internet Explorer just kept saying that there was a certificate error (you know, when the red shield comes up and asks if you really want to enter the site).
Turns out, the computer's date was wrong, set to 11/19/2068. This meant that all of the publisher's certificates had expired. Therefore, the site's certificates could not be verified.
Moral: If you get repeated certificate warnings/errors, make sure your date is set correctly.
As for how this happened in the first place, I do not know. This was on Vista, and it might affect Windows 7 as well.
Posted by Chet at 11:47 AM
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