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Offline Rwolf

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I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« on: September 04, 2020, 07:13:38 PM »
For some reason my Firefox (ESR 52.9.0) thinks TG is insecure sometimes; reloading the page clears the error & loads the page correctly.

So far it has happened both on the main page and the forum top page. Is something on the blink after the recent power failiure, or is someone playing man-in-the-middle you think?

"NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY"

I found this link relating to this issue: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242628

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 04:33:08 PM »
Update: today I only get the warning on the main TG page, on the first access; once rloaded it works fine, also the forum works normal. (yesterday I got the warning message also when posting in this forum)

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 06:06:23 PM »
Update #2: The main page warning came because my bookmark was using a normal http link.
Switching to https - which was done automatically at the reload - fixes the issue.

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 07:28:50 PM »
Correction of update #2; the https: link did not help; the first time I access the site (after starting pc & launching browser - browsing other sites are ok - I get the warning, reload page and then it works.)

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 06:46:56 PM »
That's odd as we have no errors this end from you, recently upgraded to php 7.4 this may have something to do with this as the browser you are using is very old now and may not be compatible, other than that I'm at a loss.
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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 07:47:23 PM »
I'd understand that since I run my old PC it would be a possiblity, except the error message indicates it's TG:s site that is not up to date with the security, failing the https negotiation at first - thus the MITM suspicion?

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 11:10:34 AM »
I checked the TG site through some website security tools, and there seems to be issues with the secure protocol handshakes to some non Win10 operating systems.

e.g. see report at https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=tgsquad.com

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 06:03:41 PM »
Update #3: all TG pages I tried right now seems to work corrcetly now; either you have fixed the problem for me, or it went away on its own. TY to whoever it was!

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Re: I'm getting a security warning in Firefox about TG website?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 11:00:44 PM »
Update #3: all TG pages I tried right now seems to work corrcetly now; either you have fixed the problem for me, or it went away on its own. TY to whoever it was!

For other reasons I have rolled back the PHP engine and had no idea your problem would be resolved. I can now only assume it's a thing with old OS/hardware and the latest PHP engine and Apache engine.
On a minus note, your issue will return once the problems that occurred on servside are rectified and of course as time goes on you will find this more common on other websites also.

Time to upgrade your hardware, more so than software, due to instructions in code that cannot be processed by older hardware.


 


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