website security certificate

  duvat 18:17 05 Dec 06

when try clicking on to some websites (some I have used for years -e.g. one of them has bank account details) I am denied access with a message appearing on screen;-
X There is a problem with this websites security certificate.

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


Can anyone help me please!

  Jackcoms 18:38 05 Dec 06

"Can anyone help me please!"

Yes, the people who run the website.

Contact their webmaster and explain the problem to them. Only they can update their security certificate.

  RicScott 13:28 06 Dec 06

If you're using IE7, the certificate is either out of date or doesn't belong to the holder.

If it's a bank, ask them if they can use digital keys instead, that way they can send you a key to use on the web site instead of the digital certificate.

You always have the option to close the warning and proceed to the website, it is just a warning, normally picked up by the phishing filter.

  Jackcoms 15:55 09 Dec 06

By e-mail:

"thanks for the tip-but how would I go about contacting their "webmaster"?"

Please do NOT use the yellow envelope to contact Forum members unless invited to do so.

Most websites have a "Contact Us" option. Try that.

  VoG II 17:40 09 Dec 06

Which browser and version?

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