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Postby baffled2death » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:40 am

i keep getting a website certified pop up for http://www.paypal.com when i click on any link on http://www.slick.com,ie:anything in Web File-Sharing News,Web Tech News,
I don't get any when I'm in the main page or any of the main topics ie:isoHunt Back Online,Merlin Inks SNOCAP Deal,XM Radio Faces Setback against RIAA Lawsuit,etc.

I'm using firefox 2.0.0.1 on Vista RC2,
it worked fine before, why is this happening now ?
Is something phishy going on?
I even get it when i clicked on the preview button.
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Postby JayC32 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:41 am

It happened to me too. I am on XP SP2, firefox 1.5x.
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Postby Fartingbob » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:04 am

Likewise, i suspect it might just be a change in the code for the donation button which links to paypal. A word from the admins would be nice.
XP + FF2.0 here.
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Postby TheBear » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:41 am

Another vote for "problems with certificate using XP and FF2".
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Postby JayC32 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:01 am

It happened again as I clicked the accept for session option, here is a screen shot just for clarification:
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Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:29 pm

neither opera or IE seem to have this problem. they both think paypal's certificate is valid.

ps to fartingbob: i can't speak for ray, but i think it's extremely unlikely there has been any recent code change to that button at this end.

ps to baffled: topic changed. sup wit da website is kinda vague ;)
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Postby zbeast » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:36 pm

Last time I saw something like that it was do to the Date or time being wrong on the server or the client.
Remember the guy with dead clock battery.
Ever time he reset his computer it had the wrong date.
So ever time he connected to slick.
He saw this paypal error message.

That's my best guess.
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Postby baffled2death » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:04 pm

whatever it was, it's not doing it now
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Postby Nutty-Slack » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:07 pm

Using XP SP2 and Firefox 1.5 here, and no problems at all.

I'm sure i've had this problem before in the past (not at Slyck).
Wish I could remember and help..... :oops:
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Postby JayC32 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:21 pm

Same here not happening anymore.
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Postby multivariable » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:32 pm

I reckon any popup that advises: "Unable to verify the identity of http://www.paypal.com as a trusted site" is a good thing. :wink:

Wouldn't trust Paypal as far as I could spit 'em.
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Postby HouseCrowd » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:08 pm

This usually happens when your PCs date is incorrect, meaning the certificate appears as though it has either expired (future date), or not yet become valid (past date). If it has sorted itself out, it's likely your PC has since auto-synchronised with a time-server and corrected its time & date. If it happens again, and your time & date are wrong, I'd suggest replacing your CMOS battery.
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Postby baffled2death » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:34 am

HouseCrowd wrote:This usually happens when your PCs date is incorrect, meaning the certificate appears as though it has either expired (future date), or not yet become valid (past date). If it has sorted itself out, it's likely your PC has since auto-synchronised with a time-server and corrected its time & date. If it happens again, and your time & date are wrong, I'd suggest replacing your CMOS battery.


Nope .. my time and date when i posted was correct and plus this laptop is only 2 months old. so the battery is good. but i will remember that for the futureif it happens.
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Postby Fartingbob » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:02 am

Taht doesnt explain why it suddenly happens to quite a few slyckers at the same time, then suddenly stop. Unless slyck's clock was wrong, which would have cuased the same effect maybe.
Anywya, havent had it since.
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Postby JayC32 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:23 pm

HC that's sounds very MS/corporate, "this happens because you/r....." As Farting said it doesn't explain why it happened to a number of people, and we don't know how many others as not everyone will post about it, at the same time.

The battery on my mobo is a mongth old and I re-synched the time and date after a problem I was having which was traced to a dying battery.
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Postby HouseCrowd » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:17 pm

JayC32 wrote:HC that's sounds very MS/corporate, "this happens because you/r....." As Farting said it doesn't explain why it happened to a number of people, and we don't know how many others as not everyone will post about it, at the same time.


:lol: :lol:

Sorry, it wasn't meant to sound that way. Just a suggestion, since that's the most common cause I know of.
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Postby WarezNewz » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:08 am

I've been awake all night worrying about this certificate. Its such an important issue, the length of this thread supports that.

I hope people are checking the authenticity of the certificate prior to making a donation
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Postby Chester » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:37 pm

I still use 98se, and IE 6.1. I used PayPal almost daily until about a week ago. The Certificate problem notification said the certificate was issued by a trusted authority, and the date was ok, but that the name did not match. When I looked at their certificate, apparently their old one expired Jan 29, and when it was renewed, the name did not match. I quit using PayPal for several days, expecting it to get fixed, but it hasn't yet. I did use them for one small payment after about three days of waiting, and it went through all right.
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Postby SlyckRay » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:38 am

hi all,

since we rarely ever get a donation anyway, i'll be removing the button today.

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Postby bmh67wa » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:06 pm

That'll fix it! :D
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Postby multivariable » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:09 pm

It's still there though...
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Postby SlyckRay » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:47 pm

POOF, gone.... :)
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Postby Mrs. 2p » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:26 am

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