Failing to connect to anything using https

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Phill. Whiteside

12 Oct, 2017 06:04 PM

About an hour ago, 10-4-fox decided it would not connect to google, yahoo etc.
The owner of has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, TenFourFox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that TenFourFox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 12 Oct, 2017 07:21 PM

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    Phill, please make sure your Mac has the correct date and time on the clock top-right in the menu bar.

  2. 2 Posted by Phill. Whitesid... on 13 Oct, 2017 09:04 PM

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    I am in the middle of a restore from a dead machine and needed to do a
    'back in time' to check accounts etc.



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 14 Oct, 2017 07:55 AM

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    You're welcome. The logic behind this is that https connections are secured by certificates which have a validity period. If your computer "lives" outside this time frame, the certificate is invalid, thus the browser will refuse to establish a secure connection.

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