Your connection is not private

Update 2/19/2017: I got a new certificate from www.sslforfree.com Now the site should work with all browsers.

 

If you were trying to access my blog recently with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox the chance is you have seen this warning:

Please, do not get alarmed – I am not trying to steal your information as Google suggests.

I am using a SSL certificate issued by StartCom (www.startssl.com)

StartCom was bought by company called WoSign. Google found that WoSign ” have not maintained the high standards expected of CAs and will no longer be trusted by Google Chrome”. Read the full story here: Distrusting WoSign and StartCom Certificates

If you use Internet Explorer you will not see this warning (as of today 2/12/2017).

In fact if you use online SSL checkers you will see there is no problem with the certificate. These are just some of them:

SSLShopper

DigiCert

SSLLabs

 

The issue is that Google decided to punish WoSign and I have certificates issued by their daughter company StartCom.

At this moment I am not sure what I am going to do. I have multiple web sites and purchasing certificates from another (trusted) company can be expensive. Alternatively I might opt to not using SSL and HTTPS at all.

Until I decide what to do my suggestion to you is to use Internet Explorer when accessing my sites. Thanks!

 

 

 

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