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Firefox reports SSL certificate expired


This only happens running firefox on OSX, snow leopard. If I go to the verizon secure texting site to send a text message (vtext.com), After filling in form, when I click the submit button, a error message appears that URL www35.vzw.com SSL certificate has expired. If I look at the source HTML this URL is used an event callback. For what I do not know. If I check the URL certificate at Verisign and SSLshopper it indeed is reported as being expired. However, the problem is this. The expired SSL certificate is only reported in firefox on OSX. It is not reported by Chrome, Safari, or Internet explorer on OSX. On SUSE firefox does not report the expired certificate. Nor does chrome. The certificate is not reported as expired by firefox, chrome, or internet explorer on Windows. Why? Here is the code snippet

 var _hbEC=0, _hbE=new Array; function _hbEvent(a,b){b=_hbE[_hbEC++]=new Object();
 b._N=a;b._C=0;return b;}
 var hbx=_hbEvent("pv");hbx.vpc="HBX0200u";hbx.gn="www35.vzw.com";
  	hbx.lt="auto";//LINK TRACKING 
  	hbx.lc="y";//Lower Case

Modified by cor-el

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110920 SUSE/3.6.23-0.2.1 Firefox/3.6.23

More Information

-Use a OSX snow leopard and firefox
-goto vtext.com
-fill in form
-Click submit.
Expired certificate message appears. Try this on any other browser or system including firefox, message does not appear.

Swarnava Sengupta 482 solutions 3135 answers

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Is the date / time set correctly on that PC?