Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 1869 USD (75%)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Certificate error

  1. #1
    Member ikinks's Avatar
    Join Date
    March 10, 2011
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Posts
    163
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM

    Certificate error

    Below a message that pops up every time I visit RFO. It states as much as 'The display of content with security certificate errors is being blocked by Internet Explorer. I'm using IE9 most of the time, is this a known error?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Certificate error-certificate.jpg  
    Last edited by ikinks; September 9th, 2011 at 08:10 AM.

  2. #2
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    Well, itīs known now... but Iīve never seen it before... Iīll get a hold of the engineers at the hosting center! Thanks for the heads up.

    Edit: Weird... just got a certificate error in Outlook when I sent the email to the host... But am confident that theyīll fix it shortly, even though itīs only 7:21 in London.
    Last edited by Munkholm; September 9th, 2011 at 06:21 AM. Reason: Edit:

  3. #3
    Administrator Gordon Price's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Rotterdam, South Holland
    Posts
    3,056
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    I suspect it may have to do with this. I think some browsers have already blacklisted either the actual stolen certificates, or any from the compromised CAs. And given how many got stolen it could take a while for hosting services and such to get new certificates, likely from another CA. But given that in addition to Comodo & DigiNotar the hacker is claiming to have compromised other CAs as well, which CA does one trust?

    Gonna be an interesting few weeks I think, as this all shakes out. And the whole validity of CA based security is surely in question now.

    Gordon

  4. #4
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    OMG - Thatīs huge... and even CIA and MI6?? Damn.

  5. #5
    Administrator Gordon Price's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Rotterdam, South Holland
    Posts
    3,056
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    Yeah, kinda crazy how one country's internal politics can impact so much of the rest of the world. It occurs to me that it might be worth letting the host know about the certificate error, just in case their CA has not even let them know their cert was compromised. They are so on top of things they almost certainly already know, but better safe than sorry.

    Gordon

  6. #6
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    Thanks - Just emailed the link to them. And searched thru the complete list of all known compromised certificates, and the only .uk domain that came up was sis.gov.uk - (Secret Intelligence Service). So hopefully itīs not related...

  7. #7
    Administrator Gordon Price's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Rotterdam, South Holland
    Posts
    3,056
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    Curious to see how soon you hear back. These are the moments when the cream rises to the top. I am just glad we are not a likely target. First saw this this morning on Arstechnica and didn't even really think about the potential impact. Until ikinks' post.

    Gordon

  8. #8
    Moderator
    "Mark Twain"
    mdradvies's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 16, 2010
    Location
    Boxtel, Netherlands
    Posts
    4,551
    Current Local Time
    02:31 AM
    Yup, these guys made a mess of things. It's all over the news here (diginotar is dutch). Seems like their own security was real crap (no updated virusscanner, and so on). Oh, the irony....

  9. #9
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    Curious to see how soon you hear back...
    Within the first hour of their regular office hours! (Did not sent it as urgent)
    They are on it... so letīs see what they find, and how bad it is, or if itīs just a minor issue.

  10. #10
    Administrator Munkholm's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Posts
    4,222
    Current Local Time
    04:31 AM
    FYI: Took a little while to narrow down the issue, due to communication between ikinks, the host and myself.

    But itīs been concluded that the issue is related only to ikinks, and only when using Explorer (No errors using Firefox).
    So thankfully, it doesnīt seem to be related to the stolen certificates.

    Case closed.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Wall: Error
    By SimAll in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 26th, 2015, 07:14 PM
  2. gbxml Error
    By Yogesh in forum MEP - General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: January 26th, 2012, 03:02 PM
  3. Pad overlap error
    By redmonki in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 11th, 2011, 12:54 PM
  4. Deployment Error.
    By Yogesh in forum MEP - General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 10th, 2011, 06:01 AM
  5. error message
    By avalina in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: January 26th, 2011, 04:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •