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npr website untrusted?


This Connection is Untrusted

         You have asked Firefox to connect

securely to www.npr.org, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

         Normally, when you try to connect securely,

sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

         What Should I Do?
           If you usually connect to

this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Version
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 204
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Plugin that detects installed Citrix Online products (visit www.citrixonline.com).
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • RealPlayer Plugin


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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Helpful Reply

This probably is related to the URL "autofill" (inline URL bar autocomplete) feature turned on in Firefox 14. If you ever visited a secure page on npr.org, then when you type in npr in the address bar, Firefox will default to an HTTPS connection for other pages that the site never intended to be accessed that way. Not so convenient.

The simplest workaround is to disable autofill and instead choose matches from the autocomplete drop-down.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste autofill and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click browser.urlbar.autoFill to toggle it from true to false.

You're done with about:config. Hope this helps.