The situation with the untrusted websites error message is getting ridiculous. I am using a computer in a library today. hundreds of people a day use the computers here. … (tuilleadh eolais)
The situation with the untrusted websites error message is getting ridiculous. I am using a computer in a library today. hundreds of people a day use the computers here. This is not just a problem manifesting on one individual's personal computer at home, but is affecting thousands of public computer users just in the city where I live EVERY DAY and Mozilla is giving advice to check settings, try changing this or that etc. NO, this THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AT THE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL.
The fact that government websites such as www.irs.gov are bringing up this warning in places where computers are made available as a public service is a PROBLEM, and it is one that the individual users can do absolutely nothing about. This isn't just the IRS website, but almost EVERY government website, local or federal, brings up this warning. The time and date on all the computers here at the library appear to be correct. Most public computers operate according to out-of-the-box defaults and don't give users access to change anything.
There is SOMETHING WRONG with the mechanism that causes this error message to be displayed. It is not protecting anyone when they can't get information about laws, ordinances, business development, and government programs. something here needs to be re-thought. Government websites have certificates, just like all websites. It is hard to believe they would all come up as untrusted. I have seen myself many websites come up with this warning and then another message saying that an exception isn't needed because the website HAS A TRUSTED CERTIFICATE... so what gives? Please have the devs take a serious look into the matter.
Troubleshooting information is not available. Users have very limited access to controls.