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There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

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There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:04 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:
 
I get this message:
 
There is a problem with this website's security certificate.
 
  
 The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address.
Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server. 
  We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website. 
  Click here to close this webpage. 
  Continue to this website (not recommended). 

After going back to http://www.google.com and clicking Gmail, it finally loaded and came up.  What is up with this?

Sorry I asked this, It's just I'm paranoid that someone is trying to hack my Google account or Gmail.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:15 PM
I am having the same problem. I have not been able to log in, unless I want to "defy" the browser warnings. What should I do? 
Maybe you could reply to my old email account, petes...@yahoo.com

Using Chrome or Firefox, I get the standard warnings:

This is probably not the site you are looking for!
You attempted to reach mail.google.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as www.google.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of mail.google.com. You should not proceed.

or this

This Connection is Untrusted
You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to mail.google.com, 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.
Technical Details
mail.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is only valid for www.google.com
(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:18 PM
I have seen other posts where people go on even though they have browser warnings and they are fine, but I don't want to do that.  I have managed to get into my Gmail by repeatly going to the Google homepage and clicking Gmail, and everything is ok.  Sigh.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:24 PM
I go the same warning going that route. Foolishly or not, I loaded my gmail against the warning. The https was lined through and turned red in the URL bar. Calendar and Chat failed to load.
I hope that Google replies here.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:27 PM
My friend said his Google Chat wouldn't load all morning.  He got the warning message also, but later in the afternoon.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:30 PM
I went to www.google.com. Clicked on gmail, received no warning and signed in, but the URL bar still has the https turned red and lined through.
Just prior to all this I had run Malwarebytes -- my computer had shut down in the middle of a work session. I had a lot of pages open in DreamWeaver, browser, Word, Notepad++, etc. -- thoug I was browsing only to safe sights, that is the one I'm building.
Now gmail has a notice that chat and calendar failed to load because of an internet connection problem, which could be. Sometimes Qwest drops my connection. But that wouldn't effect gmail's https.
Sigh
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:31 PM
I have never had my URL bar turn red.... What computer do you have?
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. dustywriter1 3/31/10 1:36 PM
I got the same error. and red url line. I am running my virus and internet protection andf firewall searches.. seems google let their certificate expire
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:39 PM
I signed out of gmail, unplugged my modem for ten seconds, and signed in and it was secure again. Chat loaded and the calendar, too.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:40 PM
@peteschulte thanks for the suggestion.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:41 PM
It turned red in Chrome browser, I'm running xp on an intel 4 homemade computer that someone gave me
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. peteschulte 3/31/10 1:44 PM
Well, it's good to come here and find the same thing happening to other people. Back to work now. It gave me the courage to defy the warning and get through the problem one way or another.

Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. eillib 3/31/10 1:48 PM

I have gmail gadget on my desktop.  It shows the message:

Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate. For more information see "certificate errors"
in Internet Explorer help.
 
When I try to go to gmail directly, get the message - There is a problem with this website's security certificate.  I can click through, the header turns pink, but I can read my email and everything seems to be fine.
Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. dustywriter1 3/31/10 1:50 PM

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

 

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address.

Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.

 

We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.

 

Recommended iconClick here to close this webpage.

 

Not recommended iconContinue to this website (not recommended).

 

More information More information

  • If you arrived at this page by clicking a link, check the website address in the address bar to be sure that it is the address you were expecting.
  • When going to a website with an address such as https://example.com, try adding the 'www' to the address, https://www.example.com.
  • If you choose to ignore this error and continue, do not enter private information into the website.

    For more information, see "Certificate Errors" in Internet Explorer Help.

  • Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. dustywriter1 3/31/10 1:51 PM
    I can not longer get into gmail.. maybe change to hotmail.. they do not have the problems I have been having with g-mail
     
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 1:57 PM
    Same message I saw.  But don't switch to Hotmail lol they have too many annoying banner ads.  Gmail is much better.  I'm sure Google is working to fix this as we speak.
     
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. kennewickman 3/31/10 1:58 PM
    It appears to be ok now; by the time I found this thread I was no longer getting warnings in any browser.
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 2:00 PM
    A lot of people say it is working now, but I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of this.
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 2:04 PM
    Does anyone have a screenshot of this?  Just wondering....
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. Iris 3/31/10 5:21 PM
    Thanks for your reports of this. The issue you reported should be resolved. If you're still persistently hitting this problem, please clear your browser's cache and cookies (see the added references) and then try signing in to Gmail again.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience and cooperation.
    Iris
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. mightylions1 3/31/10 5:43 PM
    Thanks Iris!
    Re: There is a problem with this website's security certificate. monisha01 5/3/10 10:56 PM
     
    Hi,
    I am facing the same problem with gmail on my home pc but it works fine on my laptop. Can somebody explain how this is possible?? Iris, if you are reading this, please help. This problem has been going on on my desktop for the last 1 week. Clearing the cache and deleting cookies did not help nor did refreshing the page.Siiiiigh!!!! SOS!!!  Plz Help!!!
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