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Firefox "Potential Security Risk Ahead" for 123.hp.com

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I was surprised to be told by Firefox that https://123.hp.com had a potential security risk. That site is linked to from HP webpage https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01796879.

How does Firefox determine that a webpage has a security risk?

Some googling indicates that it may be security certificates. Since the organization is reputable, does that diminish the risk of following the link anyway?

I was surprised to be told by Firefox that https://123.hp.com had a potential security risk. That site is linked to from HP webpage https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01796879. How does Firefox determine that a webpage has a security risk? Some googling indicates that it may be security certificates. Since the organization is reputable, does that diminish the risk of following the link anyway?

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Yes, it is a mistake on the website.

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.123.hp.com">123.hp.com</a>
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FredMcD
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https://123.hp.com/us/en/ Set up your HP Printer I had no problem with the link. There is security software like Avast, Kaspersky, BitDefender and ESET that intercept secure connection certificates and send their own. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-and-other-browsers-cant-load-websites https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-connection-failed-error-message https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/connection-untrusted-error-message [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-dont-load-troubleshoot-and-fix-errors?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Error+loading+web+sites Websites don't load - troubleshoot and fix error messages] http://kb.mozillazine.org/Error_loading_websites [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-does-your-connection-is-not-secure-mean What do the security warning codes mean]

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Thanks. I found out what the problem was. I typed in https://123.hp.com because that was the text on the webpage. However, the actual link was the URL http://www.123.hp.com, i.e., it has the extra "www". The URL without "www" works fine, which means that the URL with "www" is likely whacky. it is likely an error in setting up the webpage that contains the link.

Thanks. I found out what the problem was. I typed in https://123.hp.com because that was the text on the webpage. However, the actual link was the URL http://www.123.hp.com, i.e., it has the extra "www". The URL without "www" works fine, which means that the URL with "www" is likely whacky. it is likely an error in setting up the webpage that contains the link.
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Yes, it is a mistake on the website.

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.123.hp.com">123.hp.com</a>
Yes, it is a mistake on the website. <pre><nowiki><a target="_blank" href="https://www.123.hp.com">123.hp.com</a></nowiki></pre>
FredMcD
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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as '''Solved Problem''' as this can help others with similar problems.