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"Secure Connection Failed" https//www.Merriam-Webster.com Windows 8.1

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Latest update issue? Windows 8.1 here. Not able to access www.merriam-webster.com site from Firefox, Chrome, nor Internet Explorer with Ethernet connection nor WIFI. I can access the site from my Windows 10 laptop running Firefox. Also have had issues with other sites, but was able to resolve by clicking the appropriate button. Sorry I can't describe this better in a more technical manner.

"The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified."

"Connection encrypted (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA,256 bit keys, TLS1.2) "The page you are viewing was encrypted before being sent over the Internet."

Firefox Update History: Firefox 92.0 (20210903235534)Details Installed on: September 13, 2021, 8:38:14 AMStatus: The Update was successfully installed

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I see this in "Tools -> Page Info -> Security" (screenshot).


You can check the connection settings.

  • Settings -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

See "Firefox connection settings":


Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support to see if that has effect.

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