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connection not secure
I use a private VPN called IPVanish and Firefox gives me "your connection is not secure". If I stop the VPN then Firefox allows the connection.
How can I use my VPN and not have a conflict with Firefox? If I use Chrome I don't have this issue. see attachment. Hope someone has a good answer.
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Could you click the Advanced button on that error page? That should display a little more technical detail and a CODE_IN_ALL_CAPS. That information is helpful in tracking down specific solutions, so please paste it all here. Thanks.
Maybe also check the certificate chain in another browser that works (Google Chrome) to see how this browser handles this VPN.
Attached is the screen shot after clicking on Advanced. I will check Chrome for Certificate Chain.
It seems that Chrome, 59, has made it very difficult to see the certificate chain and you must have to be a programmer to even understand it.
I have found a solution to disable the function that sends this warning by going into about:config and changing " security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled to false" but am reluctant to do this.
Thanks for the screenshot. Can you click that blue code, then copy/paste the encoded version of the doubtful certificate into a reply? The line of dashes may change to a horizontal bar, don't worry about that.
On the preference you mentioned, that is a different thing only for HTTP addresses, not HTTPS addresses. See: Insecure connection password warning in Firefox.
Note that in Google Chrome you can click the padlock on the location/address bar and go to the Connection tab. There you see a link to show the Certificate Information.
Here are screen shots of the latest connection not secure.
As for chrome IT WORKS OK. The issue is with Firefox.
I see you selected (blue highlight) the coded version of the certificate, but in order for us to be able to decode it, we need you to paste it as text (not an image) into a reply. Otherwise, it's waaaaaaay too much typing.
Peer’s Certificate issuer is not recognized.
HTTP Strict Transport Security: false HTTP Public Key Pinning: false
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I also have it as a word doc if needed.
The issuer is reported as follows:
Issuer O = Bitdefender, CN = Untrusted Bitdefender CA
Is there a connection between your VPN provider and Bitdefender proxying (filtering) your browsing through the VPN?
Info on Bitdefender filter in this article: How to troubleshoot security error codes on secure websites.
I toggled off "Scan SSL". Will see what happens moving forward.