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Firefox is blocking id.washingtonpost.com. I use it all the time. This problem just started today. What's going on?


I have a blog sign-in on the Washington Post website. I use it all the time. Today, Firefox is blocking it, because it is an "Untrusted Website". I checked the page's certificate and it looks OK. I don't know why this is happening, but there seems to be no way to override the block. The dialog box won't even open fully. This is all I get This Connection is Untrusted

         You have asked Firefox to connect

securely to id.washingtonpost.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is

That's all it shows. Please fix this problem for me.

Chosen solution

Check the date and time in the clock on your computer: (double) click the clock icon on the Windows Taskbar.

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More Information

ssl.washingtonpost.com Verified by Entrust, Inc
The connection is encrypted High-grade encryption (RC4, 128-bit keys)
here's the link: https://ssl.washingtonpost.com/actmgmt/registration/login/long?destination=https://ssl.washingtonpost.com/actmgmt/registration/login/commenting
Click the sign-in button at the top left of the page and you will see what happens. If you get the sign on screen and I get blocked, then tell me how to fix it on my end.

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Chosen Solution

Check the date and time in the clock on your computer: (double) click the clock icon on the Windows Taskbar.