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Topic: The site has an expired certificate?
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Subject: The site has an expired certificate?
Date Posted: January 31 2014 at 21:42
This is very odd - came across this message on three occasions visiting the site today - what is it?

You attempted to reach, but the server presented an expired certificate. No information is available to indicate whether that certificate has been compromised since its expiration. This means Google Chrome cannot guarantee that you are communicating with and not an attacker. Your computer's clock is currently set to Saturday, February 1, 2014 2:38:53 PM. Does that look right? If not, you should correct the error and refresh this page.
You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.
< i18n-="proceed" id="proceed-">Proceed anyway < i18n-="exit" id="exit-">Back to safety
Help me understand


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: January 31 2014 at 21:48
Usually that's a temporary server issue, but one way to manually bypass this if it's seriously inhibiting you from visiting the site is setting your computer's calendar back a few weeks. This tricks the browser into loading a security certificate that hasn't expired, technically.

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 03:11

i will do that as I think it is just a time lag as you suggested - but only for this site it seems that i use

Cheers mate


Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 13:53
I didn't even know that PA did https.  My browser always serves it via regular http, though I did just try https and ran into the issue.  Are you guys explicitly using https?  Why?  (Do you have something to hide?  Big smile)

Frank Swarbrick
Belief is not Truth.

Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: February 01 2014 at 14:34
has it started to attract flies yet? Tongue

Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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