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Question about Encryption Certificates in Web Browsers

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Jack1000, Dec 16, 2001.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2001

    I run Windows 98 and use Netscape 4.75 and I.E 5.0 as my web browsers. When changing my account information on Yahoo, I get a security message when I click "submit form." The message says that "The name on the site's security certificate does not match the name of the site." It says this is the only problem. Note that the date on the certificate is still valid and I'm told by I.E that the site is secure (It's Yahoo Registration form page) so what's the problem and am I ok submitting a form when I see this message?

  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Do you have the latest updates from Microsoft:


    You may also want to try a repair:

    Control Panel | AddRemove. Doubleclick Microsoft Internet Explorer, choose Repair, apply and restart.

    Make sure the domain name on the certificate match the site's domain name (with host name) e.g. this alert message will appear if the domain name on the certificate (www.digicert.com.my) while the site you are viewing is digicert.com.my

    So, if you get the full Yahoo Registration page and type the full address, what is shown on the certificate?

    To see all the certificates in IE

    Tools | Internet Options. Content tab. Certificates. Have a look in there.

    But I seem to recall Microsoft updating the certificates a while back.


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