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  1. katesdad

    katesdad Thread Starter

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    i use firefox every once in a while..when i try to use bing [your connection is not secure'www.bing.com'has configured their web site improperly] plus [sec_error_unknown_issurer]..why would this happen..i figure firefax is trying to lean u to google..ya think! please,what can i do to fix?...katesdad
     
  2. plodr

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    You don't fix it. It is simply stating that the site you wish to go to is not true https. This means the communication between your browser and the site is not encrypted.
    Firefox tries to use https on all sites; when it fails, you'll get the warning. Ignore the warning and go to the site you want.
     
  3. katesdad

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    how to fix
     
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    there is no way to do that..u can't ignore the warning! no bing on firefox,..[googlefags]
     
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    That's what I said in post #2 - there is no fix.
     
  6. dvk01

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    you fix it by signing in to Bing using your Microsoft account. select settings ( the 3 bars at top right of page) uncheck the 2 bottom entries, show home page image and shows news & interests, then press the refresh button ( it might work if not signed in and just using settings, until you delete the cookies)

    It is normally the news & interests section that causes the SSl error. Bing uses base64 encoded data:text elements that firefox doesn't recognize as being https

    You can keep the home page image if you like, but many turn it off

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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    the other thing that can & does frequently cause the "sec_error_unknown_issuer.." message is your antivirus or security suite using SSL scanning and their selfsigned man in the middle certificate is not being recognized

    What Antivirus do you use?
     
  8. katesdad

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    i don't use anti virus ...i am not a member of microsoft or bing..or google...
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    try changing the settings without signing in
     
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    i shut down windows defender...everything is good now..thanx to plodr.i new there was a better answer than what u gave me in post#2..
     
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