What does this mean?

  Eileanbeag 01:33 04 Feb 08

My friend has finally managed to get to the internet but is recieving the following message -SSL Alert
The browser and the web-site cannot communicate securely because there are no common encryption algorithms.
Please try the following:
- Check the SSL protocol settings on the browser for SSLv3/TLSv1 protocol support.
- The secure web-site may be using high-strength encryption algorithms(128 bit).
Check the SSL settings on your browser, if it supports high-strength encryption algorithms.
- Upgrade your browser to latest version. what does this mean?

  brundle 01:45 04 Feb 08

Probably an out-of-date version of Internet Explorer.
Tell your friend to visit Microsoft Updates

  brundle 01:48 04 Feb 08

Or get this and /then/ visit Updates
click here

  dagwoood 09:14 04 Feb 08

Your friend may just need to enable SSL 3 and TLS in their internet explorer settings.

Open IE, select Tools from the menu bar (at the top), then Options. Click on the Advanced tab and scroll down to the security section at the bottom. Put a tick in the boxes for SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0.

  Eileanbeag 13:27 04 Feb 08

Thanks once more - problem solved

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