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Can't bypass security warning on previously accesable site

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I have been accessing a Facebook app right along without any issues, and now suddenly Firefox is saying that the certificate is invalid and will not let me connect. The problem is that I am not being given the option to bypass the warning, all I get is the Get me out of here option. I have tried clering all histories, caches, etc. I have even gone so far as to uninstall Firefox, remove all personal settings, and reinstall it, and it still hasn't solved the problem. I have tried all the suggestions posted here, and they have not helped/

I have been accessing a Facebook app right along without any issues, and now suddenly Firefox is saying that the certificate is invalid and will not let me connect. The problem is that I am not being given the option to bypass the warning, all I get is the Get me out of here option. I have tried clering all histories, caches, etc. I have even gone so far as to uninstall Firefox, remove all personal settings, and reinstall it, and it still hasn't solved the problem. I have tried all the suggestions posted here, and they have not helped/

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  • Facebook Desktop Plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.7.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.15
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00100226006 plugin for Mozilla

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1

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DemocritusJr 0 solutions 1 answers

As jscher2000 pointed out the problem might be upstream.

In my case, the certificate was blocked by openDNS, which I chose to filter internet traffic. I had checked the proxy/anonymizer category, so when trying to access the Tor Project (https://www.torproject.org) both openDNS (and Firefox) did their job. The Technical Details helped me figure it out, though a bit elliptical:

www.torproject.org uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is only valid for the following names:

 *.opendns.com , opendns.com  

(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

Point is, it could be a lot of things, but Firefox most likely isn't it. And I'm not sorry it has high security standards!

As jscher2000 pointed out the problem might be upstream. In my case, the certificate was blocked by openDNS, which '''I''' chose to filter internet traffic. I had checked the proxy/anonymizer category, so when trying to access the Tor Project (https://www.torproject.org) both openDNS (and Firefox) did their job. The Technical Details helped me figure it out, though a bit elliptical: ''www.torproject.org uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following names: *.opendns.com , opendns.com (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)'' Point is, it could be a lot of things, but Firefox most likely isn't it. And I'm not sorry it has high security standards!